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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126198357 - Inglewood Parks & Recreation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126198357Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 04/08/2008

Inglewood Parks & Recreation
3009 W 80th St
Inglewood, CA 90305
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9512/Land, Mineral, Wildlife, and Forest Conservation
NAICS: 924120/Administration of Conservation Programs
Mailing: 1 Manchester Bl., Inglewood, CA 90301

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/07/2008
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:07/31/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362576035    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 4 6
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $21,375 $0 $0 $1,115 $0 $22,490
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,115 $0 $19,115
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 2947 10/07/2008 11/25/2008 $560 $560 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3203 B02 10/07/2008 11/25/2008 $185 $185 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 3400 C 10/07/2008 11/25/2008 $185 $185 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 3421 J 10/07/2008 11/25/2008 $185 $185 $0 -
Deleted 5. 02001 Other 3314 G02 10/07/2008 10/22/2008 $0 $3,375 $0 10/23/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 03001 Serious 3428 A04 10/07/2008 10/10/2008 $18,000 $18,000 $0 10/23/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201169901Event: 04/08/2008Tree Trimmer Is Caught And Killed In Chipper
At 2:37 p.m. on April 8, 2008, Employee #1 was working as a groundskeeper or gardener for the municipal entity Inglewood Parks & Recreation, in Inglewood, CA. He and his coworker formed a two-person crew out trimming trees. They were working on a city tree that was on public land in front of a residence in Inglewood. The equipment they had with them included a GMC truck equipped with a high-reach boom lift and a Model 12 Blizzard brand wood chipper. Employee #1 was operating the wood chipper alone, and his coworker was in the truck's boom lift operating a chain saw. According to the boom operator, a passing motorist began honking his horn to get his attention, just as the chipper stalled and quit running. The boom operator lowered the boom and discovered that Employee #1 had been pulled into the chipper. His remains were found inside the mulch receiver. The narrative does not say what caused the accident.
Keywords: chain saw, caught by, chipper, tree, truck, truck boom, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126198357 Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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