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Inspection: 103013785 - Joe Metker Enterprises, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 103013785Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 08/30/1996

Joe Metker Enterprises, Inc.
6300 Pinedale Street
Marlboro Township, OH 44632
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
Mailing: 1421 Edison Street, Hartville, OH 44632

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/15/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:04/14/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361849441    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $9,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,700
Current Penalty $4,620 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,620
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260020 B01 10/28/1996 10/31/1996 $450 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260020 B02 10/28/1996 10/31/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 10/28/1996 10/31/1996 $450 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19260300 B01 10/28/1996 10/31/1996 $3,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19260307 D01 10/28/1996 10/31/1996 $450 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005A Serious 19101200 E01 10/28/1996 10/31/1996 $270 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01005B Serious 19101200 G08 10/28/1996 10/31/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01005C Serious 19101200 H 10/28/1996 11/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 688978Event: 08/29/1996Employee Killed When Caught By Wood Chipper
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on August 29, 1996, Employee #1 was operating a tree chipper in the corner of a site that was being cleared. The tree chipper was provided with a moveable infeed tray that could be left up for hand feeding and lowered to the ground for loader feeding. The infeed tray was in the lowered position while the tree chipper was being fed by a Bobcat with pincers and by employees by hand. The tree chipper was provided with infeed drums to pull materials through the 21 in. by 24 in. unobstructed infeed throat opening. Employee #1 was hand feeding brush into the chipper when he was pulled into the machine, and was killed. The tree chipper had never been operated with the infeed tray in the raised position as required by the manufacturer when hand feeding. In the UP position, the tray provides a table at approximately 36 in. and adds 21 in. to the 34 in. from the end of the chute to the ingoing toothed rollers.
Keywords: work rules, caught by, construction, chipper, manual mat handling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103013785 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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