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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307707695 - Albury'S Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 307707695Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 04/29/2004

Albury'S Tree Service
3210 Rowan Lane
Tampa, FL 33618
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 1013 West Woodlawn Ave., Tampa, FL 33603

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/29/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/24/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102408853    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $400 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $400 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100145 C03 09/17/2004 10/20/2004 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A01 09/17/2004 10/20/2004 $600 $600 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19030019 D01 03/06/2006 03/16/2006 $400 $400 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202344495Event: 04/29/2004Employee Is Killed While Operating Wood Chipper
At approximately 5:15 p.m. on April 29, 2004, Employee #1, a wood chipper operator, was placing tree limbs and brush into the hopper of a chipper. A section of the brush began to fill up in the chipper, which prompted Employee #1 to climbed up onto the hopper's feed table and begin pushing the brush into the hopper, using his left foot. As he continued to push the brush with his foot, his right foot slipped. Employee #1's right foot was pulled into the hopper, causing massive lower body trauma. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: brush chipper, wood chips, amputated, tree limb, caught between, inexperience, safety bar, foot, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307707695 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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