Inspection: 471320.015 - The Davey Tree Surgery Company
Inspection Information - Office: Houston South
The Davey Tree Surgery Company
Peek Rd & Park Walk Ln.
Katy, TX 77494
2617 S. Vasco Rd., Livermore, CA 94551
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||09/21/2012||10/21/2012||$5,600||$7,000||$0||10/16/2012||R - Review Commission|
|2.||02001||Other||19040029 B04||09/21/2012||09/24/2012||$800||$1,000||$0||10/16/2012||R - Review Commission|
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on June 15, 2012, an employee was working from an aer ial lift (aerial boom with bucket) trimming trees along electrical right of way when the boom he was working from could not reach a certain area. He fully exte nded the boom to where it faced towards the rear of the truck and rotated the bo om in a counter clockwise manner. The bucket was raised to a height of approxima tely 30 feet above ground level when upon reaching approximately 10 o'clock duri ng the rotation; the boom became unattached at the turntable with all 20 bolts b eing sheared off. The bucket landed on the downhill slope of a "bayou" which add ed about 15 feet to the total height of the fall to 45 feet. The employee died of head and neck injuries. The mechanical failure of the boom's turntable caused the boom to fail.
Keywords:aerial lift, fall, mech malfunction, tree trimming