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.
Incident Type: Caught in Machine
Date: May 4, 2016
Folder for Countryside Tree Care materials
OSHA inspection detail
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Media Clips & Gov't. Press
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Matt London, NENYCOSH, email@example.com
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||This case was under review at the District Attorney's office as of April 25, 2017.
Penal Crimes: None
Other Crimes: None