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Inspection: 313134470 - K&B Tree And Lawn Care Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 313134470Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 07/22/2010

K&B Tree And Lawn Care Llc
N7038 Airport Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 101 Beltline Drive, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/30/2010
Close Case:11/08/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200806289 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100332 B03 III 10/07/2010 10/19/2010 $1,125 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100333 C03 IIIA 10/07/2010 10/13/2010 $1,125 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200802460Event: 04/19/2010Employee Is Electrocuted When Boom Touches Power Line
On April 19, 2010, Employee #1 and two coworkers were performing tree trimming operations at a residential home. Coworker #1 was operating the boom, and Employee #1 and coworker #2 were working from the ground. At one point, the knuckle/stinger of the boom truck came into contacted with an overhead power line. Employee #1 was leaning up against the truck when the contact occurred. Employee #1 was shocked and became unconscious. Coworker #2 was not touching the truck and suffered no injuries. Employee #1 suffered permanent short term memory loss due to the electrical shock. Coworkers #1 and #2 suffered no injuries. The employer has a safety and health program, however they did not provided training on overhead power line safety prior to the accident. One to two months after the accident took place the company did provide overhead power line safety.
Keywords: unconsciousness, overhead power line, boom, electrocuted, electric shock, untrained, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313134470 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Street and door-to-door sales workers

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