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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120286034 - Davey Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 120286034Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 08/10/1994

Davey Tree Service
2061 Hwy 101
Piercy, CA 95467
Union Status: Union
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
Mailing: P O Box 5015, Livermore, CA 94551

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/11/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/08/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170380091Event: 07/21/1994Employee Injured In Fall With Dead Tree
Employee #1, a tree climber, was in a wooded area north of cabins used by the Alcohol Rehabilitation Program. He was 50 ft up cutting a dead tree in sections using a chain saw and come-along winch. The tree fell, along with Employee #1. Employee #1 suffered a fractured pelvis and ribs, punctured ribs and throat, and a laceration of his elbow. The tree trunk below Employee #1 was weak due to beetles and other insects and broke when pressure was applied from the pull line and attached come-along. The damage was not readily visible from the exterior. Employee #1 had been employed by his employer for approximately 18 months.
Keywords: throat, fracture, tree felling, work rules, tree, pelvis, rib, fall, puncture, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120286034 Hospitalized injury Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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