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Inspection: 904482 - Indiana Tri-County Excavating

Inspection Information - Office: Pittsburgh

Nr: 904482Report ID: 0317500Open Date: 01/14/1987

Indiana Tri-County Excavating
Passmore Farm, Banner Ridge Road
Mahaffey, PA 15757
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
Mailing: 5215 Springdale Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/16/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:03/18/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360506034    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 2 6
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,200
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
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 01/22/1987 02/03/1987 $300 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260020 B01 01/22/1987 02/03/1987 $300 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260028 A 01/22/1987 02/03/1987 $200 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 5A0001 02/13/1987 02/15/1987 $300 $300 $0 -
  5. 01004B Serious 19260020 B01 02/13/1987 02/15/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 6. 02001 Other 19040002 A 01/22/1987 02/03/1987 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02002 Other 19260050 C 01/22/1987 03/10/1987 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14468854Event: 01/12/1987Employee Crushed And Killed By Falling Tree
Employee #1 was a brusher with a crew that was clearing a gas line right-of-way through a wooded area. He cut a tree at its base but it did not fall. It remained upright, held by its branches that were caught in the surrounding trees. Employee #1 walked 20 feet to cut a log protruding from a brush pile. While he was making the second cut, the wind blew the first tree over on him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: high wind, tree felling, work rules, construction, lodged tree, crushed, struck by, falling object, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 904482 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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