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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 923457.015 - Asplundh Tree Expert Company

Inspection Information - Office: Allentown

Nr: 923457.015Report ID: 0317900Open Date: 07/27/2013

Asplundh Tree Expert Company
Main St & River St., Tow Path
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 6330 Hedgewood Drive Suite 190, Allentown, PA 18106

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/05/2013
Emphasis: N:Amputate, L:FallClose Case:04/14/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100333 C03 III A 3 01/24/2014 03/31/2014 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 49226.015Event: 07/27/2013Employee Contacts Energized Overhead Lines With Boom Truck,
At 9:30 a.m. on July 27, 2013, Employee #1, a boom truck operator, was in the bucket, trimming trees. The boom hit an energized overhead power line, snapped it, and caused the line to fall onto and ignite a nearby utility truck. The employee tried to jump from the bucket, was electrocuted, fell 30 feet to the ground below and was killed.
Keywords: tree trimming, electrical, electric shock, overhead power line, electrocuted, fall, aerial lift, boom, boom truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 923457.015 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation Not Listed

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