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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106928088 - Seneca Tree Service Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany

Nr: 106928088Report ID: 0214200Open Date: 09/22/1992

Seneca Tree Service Inc.
282 James Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
Mailing: 282 James Street, Morris Twp., NJ 07960

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/22/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/29/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170118681Event: 09/21/1992Fall - Aerial Lift Control Failure
A tree trimmer was in an articulating-boom aerial lift about 13.4 meters above the ground. He was cutting down a tree. He had cut partially through a branch and was pulling the branch over with the boom. As the boom moved back, the hydraulic lift ram shaft bent and the boom continued to descend. When the bucket hit the ground, the employee's lower chest struck against it, causing fatal injuries from multiple blunt forces.
Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, equipment failure, shaft, tree, fall, aerial lift controls, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106928088 Fatality Other Forestry workers, except logging

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