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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 992572.015 - Big Jay Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Augusta

Nr: 992572.015Report ID: 0111100Open Date: 08/28/2014

Big Jay Tree Service
3 Second Road
Dedham, ME 04429
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 773 River Road, Bucksport, ME 04416

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/28/2014
Close Case:12/19/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident905532    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/11/2014 12/19/2014 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 67150.015Event: 08/28/2014Employee Is Struck By Tree Section And Is Killed
At 11:00 a.m. on August 29, 2014, Employee #1 and a coworker (employer) were trimming trees. The employee was standing in the road, giving a thumbs-up to the coworker to indicate that he was ready to accept and lower the tree section. The coworker cut a 40 foot long, 16 inch diameter tree section that was 20 feet up from the base of the tree. Employee #1 was standing at the base of the tree when the section came down, striking and killing him.
Keywords: tree trimming, struck by, tree section, falling object, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 992572.015 Fatality Other Agriculture and forestry teachers

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