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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1332545.015 - Ponce Tree Removal Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 1332545.015Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 07/18/2018

Ponce Tree Removal Service
1323 W Dry Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 1016 Emerald Ct, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/30/2018
Close Case:08/30/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108017.015Event: 07/18/2018Employee Is Struck By Falling Tree And Killed
At 2:30 p.m. on July 18, 2018, an employee and two coworkers were removing trees to create a fire prevention barrier around a property. The three-person crew were felling a 57 ft. pine tree using a chainsaw. The employee was cutting the tree with the chainsaw while the two coworkers were standing up hill holding onto a rope that was tied to the top of the tree. The employee was standing next to the tree making the final cut with the chainsaw. The tree unexpectedly began to fall. As the tree rolled down the hill, the employee was struck on the head by the tree and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, tree felling, tree
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1332545.015 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation Not Listed

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