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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 $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $8,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/03/2021 12/01/2021 $8,200 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 135416.015 Event: 05/07/2021Employee Is Killed When Tree Falls
At 12:29 p.m. on May 7, 2021, an employee and his coworkers were felling a dead, 60 foot, 13 inch diameter, pine tree on a residential property. The employee cl imbed to the tree top, put a rope around the top, climbed down, cut the bed, and let his coworkers know he was ready to cut to the tree. The employee asked his coworkers to pull the rope as he was making the back cut with a Stihl chainsaw a t 35 feet 9 inches. The employee was starting to cut and the coworkers on the gr ound were pulling the rope when the tree fell with the employee in it. The cowor kers called for emergency services and started CPR on the employee. The employee was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, chain saw, falling object, tree climbing system, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1529557.015 Fatality

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