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Countryside Tree Care

Description

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.

Prosecutors

District Attorney Soares

Incident Type

Caught in Machine

County

Albany

State

New York

Date

May 4, 2016

Available case materials include

  • Media Clips & Gov't. Press

OSHA Inspection

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Victims

First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
Justus Booze 23 Day Laborer Countryside Tree Care Fatality

Defendants

Name Type Title Plea Information Conviction Sentence
None None None Unavailable This case was under review at the District Attorney's office as of April 25, 2017.
Penal Crimes Charged

Unavailable

Other Crimes Charged

Unavailable