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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1417131.015 - Rancho Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 1417131.015Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 07/22/2019

Rancho Tree Service
304 West Los Olivos St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 1731 Art Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/21/2020
Close Case:02/12/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1478838    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3423(C) 01/21/2020 $10,800 $10,800 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 123267.015Event: 07/22/2019Employee Is Electrocuted While Trimming Tree Limbs
At 11:29 a.m. on July 22, 2019, A foreman (Employee #1) and two other coworkers were in engaged tree trimming activities to clear over head high voltage lines. Employee #1 was elevated approximately 41 feet high on a bucket truck to clear tree branches with a insulated pole pruner. While repositioning the bucket, Employee #1's right shoulder came into contact with a 16kV line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: tree trimming, power lines, electrocuted, shoulder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1417131.015 Fatality Electric Shock Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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