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Inspection: 1492891.015 - J'S Tree And Debris, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights

Nr: 1492891.015Report ID: 0524530Open Date: 09/16/2020

J'S Tree And Debris, Llc
9400 Old Lincoln Trail Road
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 1000 W Lincoln Ave, Caseyville, IL 62232

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/16/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1660395 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $2,892 $0 $16,386
Current Penalty $10,795 $0 $0 $2,024 $0 $12,819
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 01/08/2021 02/26/2021 $10,795 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 01/08/2021 02/26/2021 $2,024 $2,892 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 129513.015Event: 09/14/2020Employee Is Killed, Decapitated By Rope Fed Into Chipper
At 2:16 a.m. on September 14, 2020, an employee was working with two other cowor kers removing maple limbs from the ground after tree trimming operations at a re sidence. The employeed was using a Vermeer 2004 Model BC1800 XL wood chipper to break up the limbs. The wood chipper was missing a lower feed safety bar on the bottom of the feeding tray table. Coworker #1 (the foreman) had climbed into the tree and was lowering branches to the employee and Coworker #2. Both the employ ee and Coworker #2 were feeding limbs into the wood chipper. The employee was mo ving a limb that was still attached to the rope used to lower it to the ground. When the employee began feeding the limb into the chipper, the rope became wrapp ed around his neck and tightened. The employee was killed when he was decapitate d.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, brush chipper, caught by, caught in, chipper, decapitated, feed bar, guard, head, landscaper, landscaping, machine guarding, rope, training, tree, tree limb, tree trimming, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1492891.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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