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Inspection: 1576167.015 - Arboristas Inc
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno
975 Holland Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
2907 Stone Meadows Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93313
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 06/07/2022
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Other||3203(B)(1)||06/09/2022||07/14/2022||$125||$125||$0||Z - Issued|
|2.||01002||Other||3203(B)(2)||06/09/2022||$188||$188||$0||Z - Issued|
|3.||01003||Other||24730002 A||06/09/2022||$465||$465||$0||Z - Issued|
|4.||02001||Serious||1670(A)||06/09/2022||$6,300||$12,600||$0||06/16/2022||O - Administrative Law Judge Order|
At 4:00 p.m. on December 27, 2021, an employee was working as a groundskeeper or gardener for a landscaping service. He had worked for the firm for eight to ten months. The firm had eighteen employees. The company had expanded to a new loca tion, where the employee was a tree climber and foreman. The employee's job some times required working from an aerial lift mounted to the only tree trimming tru ck at the new site. On the day of the incident, it had been raining. The employe e had gone to the firm's equipment yard between 11:00 a.m. and noon to start the truck and keep the batteries charged. At 5:00 p.m., the employee's supervisor w as called by someone from another firm, a moving company, that shared the equipm ent yard with the firm. The caller told him that the employee had been found unc onscious. At the time, the location was monitored on a video camera. When the su pervisor arrived at the scene, he was given an account of the incident by worker s from the moving company. The employee was on the truck's platform, above the c ab of the truck. The uppermost edge of the platform was 8 feet (2.4 meters) abov e the ground). The employee was not wearing PPE, though that was required. The e mployee said he was greasing the truck's bucket, but that was supposed to be don e from another location. He did not remember what happened next. The employee fe ll approximately 8 feet (2.4 meters) onto asphalt. He suffered fractures of his ribs, clavicle, and skull. He was hospitalized.
Keywords:clavicle, elevated work plat, elevated work platform, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, fracture, landscaper, landscaping, loss of consciousness, ppe, rain, rib, skull, slippery surface, tree trimming, truc
|1||1576167.015||Hospitalized injury||Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm|