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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1317430.015 - Latin Construction, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 2

Nr: 1317430.015Report ID: 0355112Open Date: 05/16/2018

Latin Construction, Llc
30138 Saxis Road
Temperanceville, VA 23442
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 132 Kentwood Drive, Dover, DE 19901

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:
Emphasis: S:Treetrim, S:Fall, S:FriClose Case:05/16/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105777.015Event: 05/15/2018Employee Is Killed In Fall While Tree Trimming
At 6:30 p.m. on May 15, 2018, Employee #1 was cutting limbs with a chainsaw, working from an extension ladder that was extended approximately 17 feet up into a tree. As he cut, a limb swung down and knocked him off of the ladder. The employee fell onto a non-energized electrical line, which had grown through the lowest fork of the tree, seven feet up the trunk from the ground. Employee #1 was found doubled over the electrical line, hanging in the lower fork of the tree, dead. He was killed after sustaining blunt force trauma to his head.
Keywords: tree trimming, tree, fall, ladder, power lines, head, fall protection, tree limb, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1317430.015 Fatality Concussion Construction Laborer

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