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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,096 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,096
Current Penalty $4,096 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,096
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/13/2021 11/17/2021 $4,096 $4,096 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134952.015 Event: 04/19/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree Limb
At 2:36 p.m. on April 19, 2021, an employee was suspended in the air using a cha in saw to remove tree limbs. The employee was halfway through a large limb when it dropped from the tree and struck the employee. Emergency services got the emp loyee out of the tree and administered first aid but the he died due to internal bleeding.
Keywords: arm, blunt force trauma, struck by, tree climbing system, tree limb, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1526165.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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