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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $450
Current Penalty $450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100135 A01 09/26/2011 09/29/2011 $450 $450 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19100132 D02 09/26/2011 10/04/2011 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202627006 Event: 08/11/2011Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree
On August 11, 2011, Employee #1, a tree cutter, was performing tree clearing work in the backyard of a private residence. He was approximately 30 feet above ground, standing in the "V" of a tree, cutting the branches and the trunk. The tree being cut was intertwined with another tree by its branches and some vines that were tangled in the limbs. As Employee #1 cut the trunk of the first tree, the vines and limbs pulled the other tree trunk, which snapped off and fell on Employee #1. He was crushed and killed by the second tree.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, tree felling, tree, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315131680 Fatality Asphyxia Timber cutting and logging occupations

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