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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1281402.015 - David Witchey

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 1281402.015Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 12/07/2017

David Witchey
1744 Coventry Street
Akron, OH 44301
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 541320/Landscape Architectural Services
Mailing: 25255 Cadiz Road, Freeport, OH 43973

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/07/2017
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:09/27/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $25,868 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,868
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100067 C02 V 03/19/2018 $0 $12,934 $0 04/12/2018 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100333 C03 I A 1 03/19/2018 $0 $12,934 $0 04/12/2018 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101302.015Event: 11/14/2017Two Employees Are Electrocuted When Aerial Lift Contacts Pow
At approximately 1:13 p.m. on November 14, 2017 , two employees, a 38 year old male and 46 year old female, were positioning a towable boom lift to perform tree trimming activities. During positioning, the boom lift made contact with a 23KV transmission line causing electrocutions to both employees. One employee was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died three days later due to injuries sustained.
Keywords: tree trimming, electrocuted, power lines, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1281402.015 Fatality Asphyxia Accountants and auditors
2 1281402.015 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction
3 1281402.015 Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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