Countryside Tree Care

Justus Booze was killed when he was pulled into a wood chipper. It was his first day of work and he was helping to remove large trees and brush from a residential lot. The owner of Countryside, Tony Watson, did not offer any training to workers about the hazards of getting caught in a wood chipper or instruct workers on how to operate the machine safely. OSHA's investigation also found that Watson had exposed workers to a host of other hazards.
District Attorney Soares
Incident Type: Caught in Machine
County: Albany
State: NY
Date: May 4, 2016
Additional Materials
Folder for Countryside Tree Care materials
Available Case Materials Include:
Media Clips & Gov't. Press
OSHA inspection detail
Contact for Additional Information:
Matt London, NENYCOSH,
First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
Justus Booze 23 Day Laborer Countryside Tree Care Fatality
Name Type Title Plea Info. Conviction Sentence
None None None None This case was under review at the District Attorney's office as of April 25, 2017.
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: None
Other Crimes: None