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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1232855.015 - Silver Top Tree Service Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding

Nr: 1232855.015Report ID: 0950623Open Date: 05/16/2017

Silver Top Tree Service Inc
271 Horseshoe Loopnull
Hayfork, CA 96041
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 2784null, Weaverville, CA 96093

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/14/2017
Close Case:07/11/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1213904    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $260 $0 $13,760
Current Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $260 $0 $3,410
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3421(M) 08/15/2017 10/02/2017 $260 $260 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 02001 Serious 3427(C)(2) 08/15/2017 $3,150 $13,500 $0 08/15/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 95589.015Event: 05/11/2017Employee Falls From Tree And Sustains Fracture To Pelvis
At 9:30 a.m. on May 11, 2017, an employee put on tree climbing equipment and cli mbed approximately 40 feet into a tree. The employee secured a life line and a f lip line in the tree. The employee was preparing to cut the tree down. The emplo yee was removing the top of the tree before cutting down the bottom of the tree. The employee was working his way down the tree and trimming branches with a cha in saw. The employee removed the flip line and left the life line secured to top of tree. The employee put in the face cut and back cut. As tree began to fall, the employee felt a tug on the life line. The employee realized that the life li ne was attached to the top of the tree. The employee tried to jump onto the fall ing tree but was unsuccessful. The employee reached back to grab a branch but wa s pulled to the ground by the falling tree. The employee sustained fractures to the pelvis.
Keywords: fall, fracture, lifeline, pelvis, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1232855.015 Hospitalized injury Chainsaw Operator

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