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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1225352.015 - Miller'S Total Comfort, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Aurora

Nr: 1225352.015Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 04/14/2017

Miller'S Total Comfort, Inc.
1105 Van Dyke Road
Joliet, IL 60431
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 6n 150 Fair View Ct., Saint Charles, IL 60175

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/14/2017
Close Case:10/26/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,675 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,675
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/05/2017 10/20/2017 $10,000 $12,675 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 94750.015Event: 04/14/2017Employee Cuts Jugular Vein With Chainsaw And Is Killed
At 8:35 a.m. on April 14, 2017, an employee was working from a six foot A-frame ladder using a chainsaw on a new residential home. The employee was using the chainsaw over his head to cut a hole on the top of the ceiling on the first floor to install a return from the basement to the second floor for heat and air conditioning. The employee called out to coworkers for assistance and, when found, his coworkers attempted to provide first aid for a cut that sliced through his jugular vein on the left side of his neck. Emergency Services was contacted and transported the employee to the hospital where the employee was pronounced dead.
Keywords: chain saw, neck, kick back
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1225352.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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