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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1280209.015 - West Tree Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 1280209.015Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 12/01/2017

West Tree Service, Inc.
6367 Barber Rd
Booneville, AR 72927
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 6300 Forbing Rd, Little Rock, AR 72209

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/01/2017
Close Case:03/22/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1286784 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101127.015Event: 11/30/2017Employee Is Killed When Struck By A Tree
At 7:00 p.m. on November 30, 2017, Employee #1 was working with a crew, clearing vegetation and trees from the power line. The crew was felling a 28 foot cherry tree with a 22-inch diameter base when the tree spun from its base and fell in the opposite direction of what was anticipated. The tree struck the employee on the right side of his shoulder and head, fracturing his skull and killing him.
Keywords: tree trimming, tree felling, head, fracture, tree, struck by, shoulder, skull
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280209.015 Fatality Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.

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