Inspection: 315450593 - Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh
Nr: 315450593Report ID:0453710Open Date: 08/02/2011
Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
Honeycutt Rd.
Coats, NC 27504
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 299 Glen Rd., Garner, NC 27529
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:08/02/2011
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:09/06/2011
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200359396Event: 06/01/2011Worker Dies After Sustaining Heat Stroke
At 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2011, an employee was performing tree service. He was clearing a utility fence line and poles as well as picking up tree debris from the roadway, when he fell unconscious. Water, air conditioned work vehicles, and shaded break areas were in use by the worker as needed throughout the day. The ambient temperature was above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The worker was transported to the local hospital, where his condition was diagnosed as a heat related illness. The worker died on July 20, 2011, as a result of liver and renal failure due to an acute heat stroke.
Keywords: tree trimming, unconsciousness, liver, kidney, heat stroke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315450593 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Hand cutting and trimming occupations