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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1516834.015 - 74904 - Johns Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1516834.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 02/24/2021

74904 - Johns Tree Service
1305 West Franklin St
Anderson, SC 29624
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 1233 Hwy 189, Anderson, SC 29626

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/26/2021
Close Case:10/26/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1738623    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100067 C02 V 07/15/2021 07/21/2021 $1,000 $1,000 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Serious 19100133 A01 07/15/2021 07/21/2021 $750 $750 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01003 Serious 19100135 A01 07/15/2021 07/21/2021 $750 $750 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133649.015Event: 02/23/2021Employee Is Killed When Ejected From Lift After Being Hit By
At 4:15 p.m. on February 23, 2021, an employee was standing in the bucket of an International 4900 truck cutting down a tree. The employee was working 30 feet a bove the ground without fall protection. The employee tied a rope around the mid -section of the tree while a coworker wrapped the rope around another tree and p ulled the tree tight with the use of a Bobcat skid steer for tension. The employ ee began to cut as the coworker added more tension to the tree. The top part of the tree broke loose causing it to twist and hit the lift. The employee was ejec ted from the lift and hit the ground, killing him.
Keywords: aerial lift, basket, bucket , chest, cutting, ejected, fall, fall protection, falling object, head, injury illness prevention program, landscaping, lanyard, ppe, rope, safety belt, skidder, struck by, tree, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1516834.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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