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Inspection: 311866834 - Fallen Leaf Tree Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 311866834Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 12/09/2008

Fallen Leaf Tree Service, Inc.
2657 10th St
Sacramento, CA 95822
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 9510 Jackson Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/23/2009
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102511896    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $28,800 $0 $0 $5,100 $0 $33,900
Current Penalty $28,800 $0 $0 $5,100 $0 $33,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 03/27/2009 04/01/2009 $5,000 $5,000 $0 06/08/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 B02 03/27/2009 04/29/2009 $100 $100 $0 06/08/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3421 D 03/27/2009 04/29/2009 $14,400 $14,400 $0 06/08/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 3427 B02 03/27/2009 04/29/2009 $14,400 $14,400 $0 06/08/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202488375Event: 11/18/2008Employee'S Wrist Is Fractured In Fall From Tree
On November 19, 2008, Employee #1, a tree worker, was part of a crew removing a large tree in the front yard of a residential home. The tree's main trunk and large side limb were all that were remaining. Employee #1 put on his climbing gear and accessed the tree. There was single crotch above his work position in which he secured his climbing rope as well as the rope being used to lower cut portions of the tree. After lowering several sections of the tree limb, he took a momentary break by spiking the tree and leaning back. He fell from the tree to the ground. The employer determined that the climbing rope had been cut in half by the friction of the other rope rubbing against it. Employee #1 sustained fractures to his right wrist and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, struck against, equipment failure, tree, fall protection, textile, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311866834 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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