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Inspection: 1314210.015 - Vernon May Landscaping, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Philadelphia

Nr: 1314210.015Report ID: 0317000Open Date: 05/07/2018

Vernon May Landscaping, Llc
27 Dilworthtown Rd
Thornton, PA 19373
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 39 Granite Hill Ln, Glenmoore, PA 19343

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:
Emphasis: L:TreetrimClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1335517 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $15,706 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,706
Current Penalty $7,853 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,853
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/30/2018 11/19/2018 $6,467 $12,934 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 10/30/2018 11/07/2018 $1,386 $2,772 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105336.015Event: 05/07/2018Employee Is Struck And Killed By A Log
At 12:00 p.m. on May 7, 2018, Employee #1 was using a Stihl chainsaw to fell the trunk of a white pine tree that measured 24 inches in diameter and 21 feet long. Three coworkers were pulling on a rope attached to the top of the tree Employee #1 was cutting, which struck the end of a log next to the tree when it fell. The log was ejected and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 suffered severe injures to his face, head, and chest, killing him.
Keywords: struck by, head, log, face, tree felling, chain saw, chest, falling object, tree limb, rope
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1314210.015 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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