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Inspection: 1317186.015 - Arborwell, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 1317186.015Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 05/19/2018

Arborwell, Inc.
700 Clark Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 2337 American Avenue, Hayward, CA 94545

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/14/2018
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $600 $0 $18,600
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $600 $0 $18,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A)(6) 11/16/2018 $600 $600 $0 11/28/2018 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3424(C)(11) 11/16/2018 $18,000 $18,000 $0 11/28/2018 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105723.015Event: 05/20/2018Employee Is Killed When Rope Is Pulled Into Chipper While Tr
At 1:00 p.m. on May 20, 2018, an employee and coworker were cutting trees. The coworker who was operating the chipper, picked up about 1/3 of a larger pile of limbs and fed it into the chipper. The coworker did not realize that a rope that was tied to the tree or the employee was among the limbs fed into the chipper. The rope was pulled by the chipper and caught the employee causing head, chest, and torso injuries. The employee died.
Keywords: tree trimming, torso, chest, head, chipper, rope
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1317186.015 Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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