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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 549678.015 - Rutherford Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Fort Worth

Nr: 549678.015Report ID: 0636900Open Date: 07/31/2012

Rutherford Tree Service
1354 West U.S. Hwy 84
Teague, TX 75860
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 202 W Commerce Street, Fairfield, TX 75840

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/18/2012
Close Case:09/02/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040039 A 11/16/2012 12/13/2012 $2,000 $2,000 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 26775.015Event: 07/03/2012Employee Falls While Performing Tree Trimming And Is Killed
At 4:00 a.m. on July 7, 2012, an employee was assisting with trimming trees. The employee was stepping onto a man lift bucket, lost his balance, and fell. The employee struck his head and was killed.
Keywords: tree trimming, aerial lift, fall, head, concussion, tree
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 549678.015 Fatality Concussion Not Applicable

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