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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126181312 - Davey Tree

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 126181312Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 10/29/2001

Davey Tree
5168 Squires Dr.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 5015, Livermore, CA 94551

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/29/2001
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:08/17/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101091114    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $560 $0 $560
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $375 $0 $375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 02/28/2002 04/02/2002 $375 $375 $0 03/13/2002 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3421 J 02/28/2002 04/02/2002 $0 $185 $0 03/13/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201095023Event: 10/20/2001Employee Sustains Fracture In Fall While Tree Trimming
On October 20, 2001, a tree service company was contacted by Southern California Edison to trim tree limbs away from power lines. The company was responding to a "smoldering tree" call in which the tips of branches from a tree were touching power lines, causing the branches to smoke. A supervisor was working from an aerial bucket. When he was unable to reach all the limbs of one tree from the bucket, he exited the bucket and climbed onto the tree. He then tied himself off with two lines, a buck line and a high line. The supervisor had to reposition himself on the tree, so he released one of the lines. He was resecuring it when the limb snapped. The supervisor fell approximately 15 feet to the ground. He was taken to St. John's Hospital with a fractured wrist and a bruised shoulder.
Keywords: fracture, overhead power line, tree limb, e ptd, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tree trimming, aerial lift, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126181312 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, related agricultural occupations

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