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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $15,214 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,214
Current Penalty $10,008 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,008
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/14/2021 08/02/2021 $3,004 $4,096 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100030 A01 07/14/2021 08/02/2021 $2,000 $4,096 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100135 A01 07/14/2021 07/21/2021 $2,000 $2,926 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100140 C13 I 07/14/2021 08/02/2021 $3,004 $4,096 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132607.015 Event: 01/18/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree Branch, Falls To Grou
At 2:00 p.m. on January 18, 2021, an employee was up in a tree and had just fini shed cutting a 2 foot by 3 foot branch. The employee was tied off on the same br anch the ground crew was using as an anchor and rigging point to lower the cut b ranch to the ground. The branch broke, hitting the employee in the head causing him to fall approximately 40 feet to the ground below. The employee sustained tr aumatic head injuries and was killed.
Keywords: anchor, blunt force, blunt force trauma, fall, fall protection, hard hat, head, landscaper, landscaping, rigging, skull, struck by, training, tree, tree climbing system, tree limb, tree trimming, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1510684.015 Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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