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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300964566 - Craig Sparks Dba Craig'S Quality Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 300964566Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 05/20/1998

Craig Sparks Dba Craig'S Quality Tree Service
1617 28th Ave. South
Homewood, AL 35029
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
Mailing: 1402 Virginia Rd., Hueytown, AL 35023

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/20/1998
Close Case:07/30/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/05/1998 06/10/1998 $500 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100135 A01 05/26/1998 06/01/1998 $500 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 300964566Event: 05/18/1998Employee Killed When Struck By A Piece Of A Tree
Several employees were in the process of taking down a tree at a private residence. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were at the bottom of the tree cleaning up with a chipper. Employee #3 was up in the tree and cut a 6-ft section out of the tree. The section fell, striking Employee #1 in the head and Employee #2 in the arm. Employee #1 was killed. Employee #2 suffered bruises, but did not require treatment.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, chain saw, chipper, tree, tree section, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300964566 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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