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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1479056.015 - The Morlet Selection Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 1479056.015Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 06/12/2020

The Morlet Selection Incorporated
2835 St. Helena Hwy
Saint Helena, CA 94574
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 312130/Wineries
Mailing: 2825 St. Helena Hwy, Saint Helena, CA 94574

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/08/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1605688    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3427(A)(2) 12/08/2020 $12,600 $12,600 $0 12/11/2020 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127015.015Event: 06/12/2020Tree Worker Falls And Is Killed
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on June 12, 2020, Employee # 1, was in a tree, removing portions of it. Employee # 1 was an unlicensed tree worker, and was hired to remove three pine trees. The employer had assigned two employees to work with him; Coworker #1, a landscaper, and Coworker #2, a vineyard worker. While Employee # 1 was in the tree, Coworker #1 and Coworker #2 were helping lower the limbs, and then removing the brush from the area. Employee # 1 was approximately 14 feet from the ground and switched the manner in which he was tied to the tree by unhooking one line, and attaching another. He fell to the ground, striking his head on a piece of wood that had been previously been cut and lowered to the ground. Employee # 1 sustained injuries and was killed as a result of the fall. The accident was reported in compliance with Title 8 CCR ?342(b) by the fire department. An accident investigation was opened the same day. The employer was cited a serious accident related citation T8 CCR section 3427(a)(2).
Keywords: struck against, blunt force, attachment hook, fall protection, head, fall, cut, tree limb, tie-off, tree, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1479056.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation Not Listed

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