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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1492891.015 - J'S Tree And Debris, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights


Inspection Nr: 1492891.015
Report ID: 0524530
Open Date: 09/16/2020

Site Address:
J'S Tree And Debris, Llc
9400 Old Lincoln Trail Road
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Mailing Address:
1000 W Lincoln Ave, Caseyville, IL 62232

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/16/2020


Close Case:12/15/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1660395 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $2,892 $0 $16,386
Current Penalty $10,795 $0 $0 $2,024 $0 $12,819
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 01/08/2021 02/26/2021 $10,795 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 01/08/2021 02/26/2021 $2,024 $2,892 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 129513.015
Event: 09/14/2020
Employee Is Killed, Decapitated By Rope Fed Into Chipper

At 2:16 a.m. on September 14, 2020, an employee was working with two other cowor kers removing maple limbs from the ground after tree trimming operations at a re sidence. The employeed was using a Vermeer 2004 Model BC1800 XL wood chipper to break up the limbs. The wood chipper was missing a lower feed safety bar on the bottom of the feeding tray table. Coworker #1 (the foreman) had climbed into the tree and was lowering branches to the employee and Coworker #2. Both the employ ee and Coworker #2 were feeding limbs into the wood chipper. The employee was mo ving a limb that was still attached to the rope used to lower it to the ground. When the employee began feeding the limb into the chipper, the rope became wrapp ed around his neck and tightened. The employee was killed when he was decapitate d.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, brush chipper, caught by, caught in, chipper, decapitated, feed bar, guard, head, landscaper, landscaping, machine guarding, rope, training, tree, tree limb, tree trimming, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1492891.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction
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