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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 996955.015 - Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 996955.015Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 09/25/2014

Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
Joe Daniel Rd.
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 12450 Shortcut Rd.Suite G, Biloxi, MS 39532

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/25/2014
Emphasis: L:GifallClose Case:04/24/2015

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 5A0001 03/05/2015 03/24/2015 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 68231.015Event: 09/24/2014Employee Falls From Aerial Lift And Is Killed
At 3:00 p.m. on September 24, 2014, an employee was trying to fell a tree that was in the way of power lines. The employee was in the bucket of a bucket truck lift approximately 40 feet high, engaged in knocking down a tree (felling a tree) that was close to the power lines. The employee had already made the back cut on the tree. After he made the bed cut he yelled "headache" which meant the tree was coming down. The employee was working with one other person as a two-man-crew. The foreman on site was located deeper into the wooded area, working with the ropes and come alongs that were attached to two different trees. The foreman did not see the employee fall. However, he discovered the employee's body when he came out of the wooded area. The employee fell from the aerial lift and was killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, fall protection, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 996955.015 Fatality Other

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