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Tree services company fined $72,500 after employee died on the job

Original post made on Aug 24, 2023

Tree services company F.A. Bartlett, whose employee died after being pulled into a wood chipper while on the job in Menlo Park in October, now faces citations and fines from the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 8:51 PM

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Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Aug 24, 2023 at 3:03 pm

MyFeelz is a registered user.

This takes "blame the victim" to a whole 'nother level. Very tragic. Accidents will happen when industrial equipment is run by a single operator. What's missing is what all the other employees were doing while Mr. Contreras-Benitez was running the chipper. The fine that OSHA is levying is so minimal, the company should gracefully pay it and let the man rest in peace.

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