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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111938924 - Central Valley Ag Services 2

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 111938924Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 10/31/1990

Central Valley Ag Services 2
Hwy 65 & Ave 24
Richgrove, CA 93261
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
Mailing: P O Box 877, Delano, CA 93216

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/31/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/31/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901628453 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 11/28/1990 10/31/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170202253Event: 09/28/1990Employee Killed In Fall When Tree Trunk Snaps
Employee #1 was preparing to fell a 15 to 18 in. diameter, 60 ft tall dead fir tree that was located behind a cabin. He climbed approximately 30 feet up the tree and belted off. As he was securing his tie line to the tree, the trunk snapped at a height of approximately 15 ft. The tree fell to the ground along with Employee #1, who head struck against some rocks. He was breathing until just before the ambulance arrived, and was transported by helicopter to Valley Medical Center, where he died. Employee #1 had three years of experience with tree trimming and felling.
Keywords: head, tree felling, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111938924 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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