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Inspection: 116297862 - Hunt & Hulteen Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: South Boston

Nr: 116297862Report ID: 0111400Open Date: 02/25/2000

Hunt & Hulteen Incorporated
241 Perkins Street, Cabot Estates
Jamiaca Plain, MA 02130
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
Mailing: 635 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/10/2000
Close Case:11/13/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200464873 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100067 C02 V 03/14/2000 04/28/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 04/04/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 03/14/2000 04/28/2000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 04/04/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100266 I03 II 03/14/2000 04/28/2000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 04/04/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200460665Event: 02/24/2000Employee Injured In Fall When Aerial Lift Bucket Cracks Open
Employee #1 was using an aerial lift truck to prune a Scotch pine tree when the edge of the fiberglass bucket moved against the wall of a brick building. The lip of the bucket became stuck in a crack in the wall. Employee #1 was trying to move the aerial lift when the fiberglass bucket cracked open and he fell 20 ft to the ground. He sustained back injuries, for which he was hospitalized. Employee #1 was not wearing a safety belt. A lanyard was attached to the aerial lift boom.
Keywords: clearance, work rules, safety belt, struck against, back, fall, fall protection, tree trimming, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 116297862 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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