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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 109146811 - Sea Island Company

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 109146811Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 10/15/2002

Sea Island Company
Silver Lake Drive
St. Simons, GA 31522
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 100 Salt Marsh Place, St. Simons, GA 31522

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/14/2003
Emphasis: S:Construction, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:04/01/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $63,000 $0 $0 $0 $63,000
Current Penalty $0 $47,250 $0 $0 $0 $47,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 19100333 C03 03/14/2003 03/26/2003 $47,250 $63,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200901130Event: 09/18/2002Employee Is Shocked And Later Dies
At approximately 8:07 a.m. on September 18, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were replacing ornamental trees with a Terex truck crane. The trees were lifted directly over nearby power lines. During the lift, the wire mesh covering the roots of a tree contacted the power line and energized the crane. Employee #1, working at ground level, received an electrical shock and died on October 14, 2002.
Keywords: shock, overhead power line, truck crane, electrocuted, struck against, tree, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109146811 Fatality Electric Shock Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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