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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 109246.015 - Andrew T Jacobs

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights

Nr: 109246.015Report ID: 0524530Open Date: 11/18/2011

Andrew T Jacobs
30 N Michigan
Belleville, IL 62220
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 1713 W Highway 50 , O Fallon, IL 62269

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/08/2012
Emphasis: N:AmputateClose Case:07/18/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
Current Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 05/14/2012 07/18/2012 $4,200 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 4008.015Event: 11/18/2011Employee Is Killed When Caught In A Portable Wood Chipper
At 10:15 on November 18, 2011, an employee was feeding small limbs into a wood chipper from an oak tree, which the company was trimming from a residential site. The employee was operating a Vermeer BC 1800 Auto Feed II Wood Chipper. While feeding a Y-shaped branch into the machine, a portion of clothing caught on to the branch. The employee was drawn into the machine and was amputated from head to chest. The machine lacked a bottom-feed stop bar.
Keywords: tree trimming, tree limb, chipper, amputation, caught in
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109246.015 Fatality Amputation Laborers, except construction

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