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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119738359 - Pacific Coast Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 119738359Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 06/23/1994

Pacific Coast Tree Service
247 Francisco St.
El Granada, CA 94018
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
Mailing: 1359 Grand Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/10/1994
Close Case:05/11/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $125 $0 $3,125
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $125 $0 $125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A04 11/10/1994 06/23/1994 $125 $125 $0 11/16/1994 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 3428 A19 11/10/1994 06/23/1994 $0 $3,000 $0 11/16/1994 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170379143Event: 06/22/1994Employee Struck By Falling Log Dies
At about 11:00 a.m. on June 22, 1994,, a crew of three workers were felling and trimming cypress trees on a vacant lot. One of the trees, after felling and trimming, comprised two separate logs joined near the root with a deep natural split weakening the junction. The two logs were one above the other when the upper log rolled off the lower one and struck Employee #1 pinning him to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized and later died from those injuries.
Keywords: tree pruner, fracture, tree felling, tree limb, log, pinned, crushed, tree, struck by, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119738359 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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