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Inspection: 311700629 - A Cut Above The Rest Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 2

Nr: 311700629Report ID: 0355112Open Date: 11/30/2007

A Cut Above The Rest Tree Service
193 Cedar Road
Poquoson, VA 23662
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 407 Troy Drive, Newport News, VA 23601

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/03/2007
Emphasis: L:LoggingClose Case:10/07/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100923259    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 2 9
Current Violations 7 2 9
Initial Penalty $24,000 $140,000 $0 $0 $0 $164,000
Current Penalty $9,000 $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $29,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100266 D01 II 05/20/2008 05/24/2008 $1,000 $2,000 $0 06/11/2008 Y - State Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19100266 D01 IV 05/20/2008 05/24/2008 $1,000 $2,000 $0 06/11/2008 Y - State Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19100266 D01 VIIB 05/20/2008 05/24/2008 $1,000 $2,000 $0 06/11/2008 Y - State Decision
  4. 01004 Serious 19100266 D02 I 05/20/2008 05/24/2008 $1,000 $2,000 $0 06/11/2008 Y - State Decision
  5. 01005 Serious 19100266 I02 II 05/20/2008 05/24/2008 $2,000 $7,000 $0 06/11/2008 Y - State Decision
  6. 01006 Serious 19100266 I03 III 05/20/2008 05/24/2008 $2,000 $7,000 $0 06/11/2008 Y - State Decision
  7. 01007 Serious 19100266 I07 I 05/20/2008 05/24/2008 $1,000 $2,000 $0 06/11/2008 Y - State Decision
  8. 02001 Willful ELEC040801 05/20/2008 05/24/2008 $10,000 $70,000 $0 06/11/2008 Y - State Decision
  9. 02002 Willful ELEC0410 A 05/20/2008 05/24/2008 $10,000 $70,000 $0 06/11/2008 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200925154Event: 11/29/2007Employee Is Electrocuted By Power Line And Is Killed
On November 29, 2007, Employee #1 was delimbing a pine tree. He was approximately 20 ft high in preparation for felling the tree. He was working in a narrow, side yard, between two residential houses, planted with mature pine trees. Power lines (19,900-volt high voltage) also ran between the two houses to a transformer. The employee was delimbing, immediately, adjacent to the power lines, and was using a chain saw to cut a tree limb that became entangled in the power lines. The employee grabbed the tree limb to free it and was immediately edectroucted by 19,900 volts running through the tree limb. The voltage entered through his right hand and exited through his right ankle via his climbing spikes. Employee #1 was killed. The employee was wearing personal protective equipment but the lines had not been denergized, blanketed or rerouted to protect the employee.
Keywords: ppe, electrocuted, lockout, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311700629 Fatality Electric Shock Timber cutting and logging occupations

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