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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311820500 - Gaston Tree Services, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville

Nr: 311820500Report ID: 0419700Open Date: 03/02/2009

Gaston Tree Services, Llc
21812 Nw 91st Street
Alachua, FL 32615
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 1901 Nw 67th Place, Suite E, Gainesville, FL 32653

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/03/2009
Emphasis: L:Landscpe, L:Ohpwrlne, S:Electrical, S:Powered Ind VehicleClose Case:10/20/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $6,400
Current Penalty $2,400 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $3,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100333 C03 IB 07/16/2009 07/21/2009 $2,400 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100333 C03 IIIA 07/16/2009 07/21/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040039 A 07/16/2009 07/21/2009 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201353802Event: 02/28/2009Employee Is Killed In Electrical Fire
On February 28, 2009, Employee #1 was delivering mulch to a private residence. He was using a 2003 Sterling dump truck, Model Number LT-9513, with an attached Robotic Elite Loader, Model Number 80. As Employee #1 raised the truck bed, the boom came into contact with an energized 14,400-volt overhead power line. The homeowner heard Employee #1 scream and came around to the front of the vehicle. Employee #1 was lying face up on the ground, nonresponsive. The truck began to burn and the homeowner was unable to move Employee #1 from the fire, which consumed the vehicle and Employee. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: delivery work, unconsciousness, overhead power line, electrical, fire, truck, loader, truck boom
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311820500 Fatality Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy

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