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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 Hwynull
Saint Helena, CA 94574
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 312130/Wineries
Mailing: 2825 St. Helena Hwynull, Saint Helena, CA 94574

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

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: OPEN

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 C - Contested

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, remov ing 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 h im; Coworker #1, a landscaper, and Coworker #2, a vineyard worker. While Employ ee # 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 f eet 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 h ead on a piece of wood that had been previously been cut and lowered to the grou nd. 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 departm ent. An accident investigation was opened the same day. The employer was cited a serious accident related citation T8 CCR section 3427(a)(2).
Keywords: attachment hook, blunt force, cut, fall, fall protection, head, struck against, tie-off, tree, tree felling, tree limb
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1479056.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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