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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126604958 - Bartlett Tree Experts

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 8

Nr: 126604958Report ID: 0355118Open Date: 12/22/1995

Bartlett Tree Experts
1605 First St.
Radford, VA 24141
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 2810 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/03/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/30/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001A Serious 510001 A 05/06/1996 05/12/1996 $7,000 $7,000 $0 05/20/1996 Y - State Decision
  2. 01001B Serious 510001 A 05/06/1996 05/12/1996 $3,500 $0 $0 05/20/1996 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 954370Event: 12/21/1995Employee Killed When Head Strikes Tractor'S Protective Cage
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 21, 1995, Employee #1 was clearing brush from around a water settlement pond. To stabilize himself, he tied a rope around himself while a coworker held the other end. A tractor with a bush hog was mowing grass in the area. The loose end of the rope became wrapped around the bush hog. The rope was pulled from the coworker's grip and pulled Employee #1 into the tractor's protective cage. Employee #1 died of head injuries.
Keywords: head, unsecured, work rules, rops, struck against, tractor, bush hog
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126604958 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, n.e.c.

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