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Inspection: 1573989.015 - Poor Folks Tree Service Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 2
Poor Folks Tree Service Inc.
137 East Chester Street
Norfolk, VA 23503
101 South First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Inspection Type: Referral
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 02/23/2022
Emphasis: S:Fri, S:Ohpwrlne, S:Treetrim
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Repeat||59.1-408.1||03/22/2022||$8,060||$8,060||$0||Z - Issued|
|2.||01002||Repeat||16VAC25-73-30.A||03/22/2022||04/25/2022||$8,060||$8,060||$0||Z - Issued|
|3.||01003||Repeat||16VAC25-73-40.C.2||03/22/2022||$3,565||$3,565||$0||Z - Issued|
At 9:00 a.m. on January 24, 2022, an employee was working for a landscaping service. He was part of a crew that had been sent out to trim trees next to a private residence. He was working as a groundsman, or ground worker, positioned on the ground. Another member of the crew, an arborist, was operating an Altec model number LR760-E70 articulating device bucket truck. As the arborist was moving the bucket, the arm of the device contacted an overhead power line energized at 19.9 kV (kilovolts). The bucket truck became energized. The employee, on the ground, touched the body of the truck while it was energized. He received an electric shock. He suffered burns to his hands and feet. He was
Keywords:arborist, bucket , electric shock, electrical burn, energized, foot, hand, landscaper, landscaping, overhead power line, tree, tree boom, tree care, tree trimming, truck boom
|1||1573989.015||Hospitalized injury||Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm|