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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $2,926 $0 $16,579
Current Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $2,926 $0 $16,579
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100135 A01 08/09/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 08/09/2021 $2,926 $2,926 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134368.015 Event: 03/05/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck On Head By Falling Branch
At 3:15 p.m. on March 5, 2021, Employee #1 and his coworkers were in the process of cutting and removing a mature 70-foot tall pine tree. All processes were pre -established with a verbal plan on how the tree was to be felled to include the drop zone. During the removal of limbs in preparation for the total felling of t he tree, a coworker cut an approximately two-inch diameter limb which was appro ximately six to eight-feet long and hand tossed it into the drop zone. At that s ame time, the employee entered into the drop zone without a helmet and was struc k on the head by the limb. The employee died from the head trauma.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, falling object, head, limbing, ppe, struck by, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1522126.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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