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Inspection: 1314918.015 - Metro Kleeners, Llc Dba Ecodirect Laundry & Cleaners

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 1314918.015Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 05/09/2018

Metro Kleeners, Llc Dba Ecodirect Laundry & Cleaners
6977 N. Austin Avenue
Niles, IL 60714
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 812332/Industrial Launderers
Mailing: 6977 N. Austin Avenue, Niles, IL 60714

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/24/2018
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $21,988 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,988
Current Penalty $10,946 $0 $0 $9,054 $0 $20,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C01 11/05/2018 12/03/2018 $9,054 $9,054 $0 07/02/2019 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100212 A01 11/05/2018 01/03/2019 $9,054 $9,054 $0 07/02/2019 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100305 B01 II 11/05/2018 $1,892 $3,880 $0 07/02/2019 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105423.015Event: 05/08/2018Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Conveyor And Industr
At 11:00 p.m. on May 8, 2018, Employee #1 was working at an industrial laundry facility, running a Milnor wash line. After loading an industrial dryer by an automated shuttle conveyor, Employee #1 noticed a towel hanging from the dryer. As he removed the towel, the automated shuttle conveyor activated. Employee #1 was lifted up by the conveyor and became crushed between the conveyor and the industrial dryer, injuring his neck and chest. Employee #1 was killed as a result.
Keywords: pinned, chest, conveyor, crushed, neck, caught between
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1314918.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Launderers and ironers

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