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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126074202 - Tree Elements Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126074202Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 04/08/2008

Tree Elements Inc
Beverly Glen Blvd At Charing Cross Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 22605 E. La Palma Ave. #509, Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/2008
Close Case:05/14/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $225 $0 $225
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $225 $0 $225
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3421 C 04/21/2008 05/14/2008 $225 $225 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201169828Event: 03/24/2008Employee Is Injured By Falling Branch
On March 24, 2008, Employee #1 was a grounds man working for a tree landscape company that specializes in tree trimming, removal, and tree health evaluations. He and coworkers were trimming sycamore trees in the city parkway. Employee #1 was clearing branches that had been cut from trees and placing them into the brush chipper. A coworker asked Employee #1 and another worker to stop traffic while he cut and dropped a branch that was 5 to 6-in. diameter and 8 to 10 ft long. When the branch fell, it hit the chipper then struck Employee #1 in the back. Employee #1 was hospitalized for surgery and treatment of an unspecified injury to his pelvis.
Keywords: fracture, tree limb, chipper, tree, pelvis, struck by, falling object, hip, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126074202 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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