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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312427685 - Ross Tree Expert Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Baltimore

Nr: 312427685Report ID: 0316100Open Date: 09/05/2008

Ross Tree Expert Co.
9200 Powder Mill Rd
Laurel, MD 20708
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 2830 Mary St, Falls Church, VA 22042

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/23/2008
Emphasis: S:Struck-ByClose Case:10/20/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202023651Event: 08/29/2008Employee Is Killed When Struck By Log
On August 29, 2008, Employee #1, a tree trimmer, was using a winch attached to a chipper, to remove logs from the ground of a large wooded area. When a log got hung up on debris, Employee #1 entered the safety zone in front of the log, instead of approaching the area behind the log. The log suddenly released itself from the debris and struck Employee #1 in the chest. Employee #1 apparently died as a result of the accident.
Keywords: chest, agriculture, log, chipper, struck by, winch
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312427685 Fatality Other Forestry workers, except logging

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