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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/02/2011 11/28/2011 $6,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100133 A01 11/02/2011 11/28/2011 $0 $3,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201345667 Event: 05/10/2011Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on May 10, 2011, Employee #1 was assigned to clear an area of trees to allow for the extension of the parking lot. The trees determined necessary for removal were located on the east side of the facility. Employee #1 was cutting a Chinese Elm tree that measured about 35-feet tall and 16-inches in diameter, the butt of the tree struck and fell on Employee #1. He was killed instantly. A coworker later discovered Employee #1's body, face down and pinned beneath the tree. The accident investigation determined that the top of the tree became hung-up on the branches of an adjacent tree, which did not allow the tree to fall to the east as intended.
Keywords: fracture, unconsciousness, tree felling, pinned, crushed, tree, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315087619 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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