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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4 8
Current Violations 4 4 8
Initial Penalty $12,100 $0 $0 $8,000 $0 $20,100
Current Penalty $12,100 $0 $0 $8,000 $0 $20,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 D02 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $1,800 $1,800 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  2. 01001B Serious 19100266 D01 IV 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $0 $0 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  3. 01002A Serious 19100266 D06 I 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $1,200 $1,200 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  4. 01002B Serious 19100266 D06 II 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $0 $0 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  5. 01003A Serious 19100266 H01 IV 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $2,100 $2,100 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  6. 01003B Serious 19100266 D07 I 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $0 $0 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  7. 01004A Serious 19100266 I03 III 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  8. 01004B Serious 19100266 I03 IV 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $0 $0 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  9. 01004C Serious 19100266 I03 V 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $0 $0 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  10. 01004D Serious 19100266 I10 I 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $0 $0 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  11. 02001 Other 19040029 A 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $3,000 $3,000 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  12. 02002 Other 19040039 A01 02/15/2022 02/21/2022 $5,000 $5,000 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  13. 02003 Other 19100147 C01 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $0 $0 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested
  14. 02004 Other 19101200 E01 02/15/2022 03/18/2022 $0 $0 $0 03/10/2022 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 142732.015 Event: 08/16/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree
At 12:00 noon on August 16, 2021, an employee and two coworkers were cutting dow n trees in the woods. Coworker #1 was operating a cutter was at the base of a po plar tree. Coworker #2 was operating a skid steer at the base of white oak tree that had already been felled. The employee was operating another skid steer loca ted behind the two coworkers. The employee parked his skid steer and walked down to the white oak with a chainsaw to start "topping" the tree. While the employe e was "topping" the white oak tree in the drop area, coworker #1 started to fell the poplar tree. As the poplar tree fell, the employee was struck and crushed. The employee died from his injuries at the scene.
Keywords: chain saw, crushed, cutting, drop zone, falling object, skidder, struck by, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1549146.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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