NORTH AURORA, IL -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited ABC Professional Tree Services Inc. with $146,000 in proposed penalties for allegedly failing to ensure employees were trained to work near energized transmission and distribution lines. The fines are the result of a May jobsite inspection in Morris, IL.

ABC Professional Tree Services is a Houston, TX-based company specializing in tree trimming for public utility lines clearance.
 
OSHA issued one willful citation with a proposed penalty of $70,000 for failing to ensure employees were trained and qualified to work near energized transmission and distribution lines. ABC Professional Tree Services also received one repeat violation with a penalty of $70,000 for allowing workers to operate a bucket truck within the minimum approach distance to energized transmission lines.

Read the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's press release.

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