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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1332656.015 - J. Perez Tree Service Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 1332656.015Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 07/24/2018

J. Perez Tree Service Corporation
2702 Princeton Avenue
Evanston, IL 60209
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 7449 N. Claremont Ave. , Chicago, IL 60645

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/15/2019
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:08/24/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,772 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,772
Current Penalty $2,772 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,772
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100023 B09 01/16/2019 02/12/2019 $2,772 $2,772 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01001B Serious 19100023 B10 01/16/2019 02/12/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 107628.015Event: 07/21/2018Employee Is Trapped In Tree, Upside Down, And Dies
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on July 21, 2018, an employee was working at a height between 20 and 30 feet, trimming a tree. Two other workers were on the ground assisting him by pulling branches down with ropes. As the employee was cutting a branch, it broke and hit the branch he was tied off to. As a result, the employee became entangled in his lanyard and left in the upside down position. Emergency services were contacted; however, the employee remained upside down and pinned against the tree for approximately 20 minutes. The employee was initially conscious, but became unresponsive while the local fire department worked to free him from the tree. The employee was taken to the hospital where he died two days later on July 23, 2018. Per the Medical Examiner's report, the cause of death was complications caused by entrapment.
Keywords: pinned, fall protection, entangled, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1332656.015 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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