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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111736625 - Bay Area Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 111736625Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 01/25/1993

Bay Area Tree Service
331 Alberta Way
Hillsborough, CA 94010
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0721/Crop Planting, Cultivating, and Protecting
Mailing: 1600 Leslie Street, San Mateo, CA 94402

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/01/1993
Close Case:05/11/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $5,625 $0 $0 $600 $0 $6,225
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $600 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3421 A 07/13/1993 07/23/1993 $150 $150 $0 08/12/1993 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Other 3381 A 07/13/1993 07/16/1993 $150 $450 $0 08/12/1993 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 02001 Other 3421 C 07/13/1993 07/23/1993 $150 $1,125 $0 08/12/1993 W - Empr Withdrew
  4. 03001 Other 3421 D 07/13/1993 07/23/1993 $150 $4,500 $0 08/12/1993 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170721989Event: 01/25/1993Employee Fatally Struck By Felled Tree
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on January 25, 1993, Employee #1 was helping to fell a tree. He was standing north of the tree to be felled and was holding onto a guyline, which is used to guide the fall of the tree. Once the tree started to fall, Employee #1 ran westward to get out of the way. The falling tree bounced off another tree, then struck Employee #1, who was not wearing a hard hat, on the head, killing him.
Keywords: hard hat, tree felling, ppe, agriculture, work rules, tree, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111736625 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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