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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119920106 - Davey Tree Surgery Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 119920106Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 09/27/2012

Davey Tree Surgery Co
Clear Creek Rd, Pg&E Tower 3-69
Chester, CA 96020
Union Status: Union
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 2617 South Vasco Rd, Livermore, CA 94551

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/25/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/15/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $39,370 $0 $0 $465 $0 $39,835
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 3203 A04 03/06/2013 04/08/2013 $0 $465 $0 03/27/2013 R - Review Commission
  2. 02001 Serious 3421 C 03/06/2013 04/08/2013 $0 $8,435 $0 03/27/2013 R - Review Commission
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 3427 C02 03/06/2013 04/08/2013 $0 $8,435 $0 03/27/2013 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 04001 Serious 3427 C01 03/06/2013 04/08/2013 $0 $22,500 $0 03/27/2013 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170784383Event: 09/27/2012Power Line Clearance Worker Is Killed By Falling Tree
On September 27, 2012, an employee was working as a line clearance tree trimmer for Davey Tree Surgery, a tree trimming firm. He was falling a tree near a tower supporting an overhead power line owned by the electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric. As the tree fell, it hit another tree, causing the second tree to break and fall back, hitting the employee and causing him to sustain fractures. The employee was killed.
Keywords: clearance, fracture, overhead power line, tree felling, tree, elec utility work, struck by, falling object, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119920106 Fatality Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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