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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312923824 - Abc Professional Tree Services

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 312923824Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 08/04/2010

Abc Professional Tree Services
2205 Havens St.
Vidor, TX 77662
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 4831 Old Galveston Road, Houston, TX 77017

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/13/2010
Planning Guide: Health-Construction Close Case:11/09/2012
Emphasis: L:Hotdays

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/09/2010 11/19/2010 $0 $7,000 $0 12/03/2010 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201925195Event: 08/04/2010Employee Dies Of Heat Stroke
On August 4, 2010, Employee #1 was in the process of clearing tree branches, along a heavily forested area. Employee #1 started his work in a heavily wooded area. An official heat advisory had been issued for that day. A coworker noticed that Employee #1 was moving slowly and asked him if he was feeling ok, to which he responded that he was feeling tired and started walking away from the work area, traveling into the trees to find an area with shade. The coworker followed him to the shade where the decedent had sat down with his back resting against a tree. The coworker became concerned about Employee #1, and flagged down the supervisor. When the coworker and supervisor arrived back to the tree, they found Employee #1 on his side, breathing and with a pulse. According to the medical examiner, the decedent died as the result of hyperthermia and had a core temperature of 109 degrees upon entry into the hospital.
Keywords: head, heat stroke, back, tree
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312923824 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers

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