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Inspection: 116297862 - Hunt & Hulteen Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Boston South


Inspection Nr: 116297862
Report ID: 0111400
Open Date: 02/25/2000

Site Address:
Hunt & Hulteen Incorporated
241 Perkins Street, Cabot Estates
Jamiaca Plain, MA 02130

Mailing Address:
635 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/10/2000


Close Case:11/13/2000

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 200464873 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 19100067 C02 V 03/14/2000 04/28/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 04/04/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 03/14/2000 04/28/2000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 04/04/2000 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Serious 19100266 I03 II 03/14/2000 04/28/2000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 04/04/2000 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200460665
Event: 02/24/2000
Employee Injured In Fall When Aerial Lift Bucket Cracks Open

Employee #1 was using an aerial lift truck to prune a Scotch pine tree when the edge of the fiberglass bucket moved against the wall of a brick building. The lip of the bucket became stuck in a crack in the wall. Employee #1 was trying to move the aerial lift when the fiberglass bucket cracked open and he fell 20 ft to the ground. He sustained back injuries, for which he was hospitalized. Employee #1 was not wearing a safety belt. A lanyard was attached to the aerial lift boom.

Keywords:clearance, work rules, safety belt, struck against, back, fall, fall protection, tree trimming, aerial lift

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116297862 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations
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