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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 14927164 - Lake States Tree Service Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 14927164Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 08/08/1984

Lake States Tree Service Inc
Us Hwy 169 & Main Street
Winton, MN 55796
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
Mailing: 1940 Glenwood Drive, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/10/1984
Close Case:04/23/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360590244    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $790 $0 $0 $0 $0 $790
Current Penalty $790 $0 $0 $0 $0 $790
FTA Amount $891 $0 $0 $0 $0 $891

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100268 C 08/30/1984 10/01/1984 $360 $360 $891 R - Review Commission
  2. 01002 Serious 19100268 Q02 VII 08/30/1984 09/02/1984 $430 $430 $0 10/29/1984 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14446892Event: 08/06/1984Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Through Equip
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE FEEDING WILLOW BRANCHES TO A CHIPPER UNIT COUPLED BEHIND AN AERIAL LIFT TRUCK. ONE EMPLOYEE WAS IN CONTACT WITH THE CHIPPER UNIT WHEN THE AERIAL LIFT CAME IN CONTACT WITH A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, ENERGIZING BOTH THE TRUCK AND THE CHIPPER. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE POSSIBLY TOUCHED THE FIRST EMPLOYEE AND COMPLETED THE PATH TO GROUND. THE EMPLOYEE WHO WAS IN CONTACT WITH THE CHIPPER RECEIVED BURNS ON HIS LEFT THIGH AND RIGHT FINGERTIPS. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: burn, clothing, overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, e gi ia, electric shock, tree trimming, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14927164 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 14927164 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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