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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1348260.015 - Nicholas Gonzalez

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 1348260.015Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 09/13/2018

Nicholas Gonzalez
4071 Benedict Canyon Dr.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 4480 West 137th Place, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/12/2019
Close Case:09/06/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1381456    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $930 $0 $930
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $930 $0 $930
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) 03/12/2019 04/15/2019 $465 $465 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Other 3395(I) 03/12/2019 04/15/2019 $465 $465 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 109383.015Event: 09/13/2018Employee Falls Off Ladder Onto Trimming Shears And Is Killed
At 4:30 p.m. on September 13, 2018, an employee used a homeowners extension ladder to trim a tree/hedge after putting away his equipment when the agreed upon job was completed. While trimming the tree, the employee fell from the ladder and dropped his shears. The shears landed on the ground with the shears pointing upward and when the employee fell he landed on the shears, fatally impaling his chest.
Keywords: tree trimming, ladder, impaled, fall, chest
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1348260.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation Not Listed

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