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Inspection: 1617563.015 - Davey Tree Surgery Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office


Inspection Nr: 1617563.015
Report ID: 0950612
Date Opened: 08/24/2022

Site Address:
Davey Tree Surgery Company
13625 Bear Creek Rd
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Mailing Address:
2617 South Vasco Road, Livermore, CA 94551

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/23/2023


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1938255
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $25,650 $0 $0 $850 $0 $26,500
Current Penalty $25,650 $0 $0 $850 $0 $26,500
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3427(B)(5) 02/24/2023 $850 $850 $0 03/15/2023 C - Contested  
2. 02001 Serious 3427(B)(4) 02/24/2023 $7,650 $7,650 $0 03/15/2023 C - Contested  
3. 03001 Serious 3421(F) 02/24/2023 $18,000 $18,000 $0 03/15/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149167.015
Event: 08/24/2022
Employee Is Killed When Tree Fails And Rigging Collapses Whi

At 12:45 p.m. on August 24, 2022, an employee was performing line clearance work . The employee was part of a 3 person crew working on a hillside in a nearly dri ed up creek where they needed to top off a dead Douglas fir tree. A coworker was removing the top of the dead fir tree while the climbing line was tied into a s eparate live tree. The lower rigging line was attached to the climbing line. The lines were strained when the Douglas fir was topped off, causing the live tree to fail and collapse. The employee was killed.

Keywords:back, blunt force, blunt force trauma, chest, climbing, climbing line, collapse, landscaper, landscaping, rigging, struck by, tree, tree care, tree failure, tree trimming

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1617563.015 Fatality Hand cutting and trimming occupations
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