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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306929878 - Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 306929878Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 09/23/2003

Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
William Ridge Road
Dora, AL 35062
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 617 13th. Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/09/2004
Close Case:03/15/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $12,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/10/2004 02/17/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Other 19040039 B 02/10/2004 02/13/2004 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201271772Event: 09/20/2003Employee Dies After Struck By Freight Train
On September 20, 2003, Employee #1 was using a Jarraff all terrain tree trimmer to clear an area for power lines. The area that he was working was located near a railroad track. When the trimmer came in contact with a passing freight train, Employee #1 received multiple contusions and abrasions and died from the injuries.
Keywords: tree pruner, railroad car, tree, abrasion, struck by, train, tree trimming, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306929878 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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