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Inspection: 312681828 - Joseph Descans Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 312681828Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 03/10/2010

Joseph Descans Tree Service
160 Solana Point Circle
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 13115 Sundance Ave, San Diego, CA 92129

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/12/2010
Close Case:02/16/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101079853    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,740 $0 $6,740
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,740 $0 $6,740
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 07/12/2010 07/20/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 D - Govt Dismissed
  2. 01002 Other 3395 E03 07/12/2010 08/12/2010 $350 $350 $0 D - Govt Dismissed
  3. 01003 Other 3421 A 07/12/2010 08/12/2010 $260 $260 $0 D - Govt Dismissed
  4. 01004 Other 3421 C 07/12/2010 08/12/2010 $260 $260 $0 D - Govt Dismissed
  5. 01005 Other 3421 G 07/12/2010 08/12/2010 $350 $350 $0 D - Govt Dismissed
  6. 01006 Other 3421 J 07/12/2010 08/12/2010 $260 $260 $0 D - Govt Dismissed
  7. 01007 Other 3428 A 07/12/2010 08/12/2010 $260 $260 $0 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201075454Event: 02/02/2010Employee Falls From Tree, Fractures Wrist And Dislocates Fin
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on February 2, 2010, Employee #1 was trimming branches of coral trees at a private gated condominium complex. Employee #1 had climbed up into one of the coral trees and tied off to a branch. The limb that Employee #1 was tied off to broke off the tree and fell, causing Employee #1 to fall approximately ten feet to the ground. Employee #1 landed horizontally on his left side on the asphalt and concrete driveway below the tree, sustaining a fractured left wrist and three dislocated fingers on his left hand. Employee #1 was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA. Employee #1 was employed by Joseph Descans Tree Service. The employer notified the Division of the accident on February 4 at 12:24 p.m., exceeding the 24-hour reporting requirement.
Keywords: fracture, finger, rib, fall, tie-off, concrete, tree trimming, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312681828 Hospitalized injury Fracture Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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