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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 471320.015 - The Davey Tree Surgery Company

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 471320.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 06/15/2012

The Davey Tree Surgery Company
Peek Rd & Park Walk Ln.Null
Katy, TX 77494
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 2617 S. Vasco Rd.Null, Livermore, CA 94551

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:
Close Case:08/11/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident396932    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $8,000
Current Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $800 $0 $6,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/21/2012 10/21/2012 $5,600 $7,000 $0 10/16/2012 R - Review Commission
  2. 02001 Other 19040029 B04 09/21/2012 09/24/2012 $800 $1,000 $0 10/16/2012 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 19315.015Event: 06/15/2012Employees Is Killed In Fall During The Mechanical Failure Of
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on June 15, 2012, an employee was working from an aer ial lift (aerial boom with bucket) trimming trees along electrical right of way when the boom he was working from could not reach a certain area. He fully exte nded the boom to where it faced towards the rear of the truck and rotated the bo om in a counter clockwise manner. The bucket was raised to a height of approxima tely 30 feet above ground level when upon reaching approximately 10 o'clock duri ng the rotation; the boom became unattached at the turntable with all 20 bolts b eing sheared off. The bucket landed on the downhill slope of a "bayou" which add ed about 15 feet to the total height of the fall to 45 feet. The employee died of head and neck injuries. The mechanical failure of the boom's turntable caused the boom to fail.
Keywords: aerial lift, fall, mech malfunction, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 471320.015 Fatality Chainsaw Operator

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