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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311268486 - Apple Tree Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Allentown

Nr: 311268486Report ID: 0317900Open Date: 12/10/2007

Apple Tree Service, Inc.
2025 West Church Road
Wyncote, PA 19095
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 221 W Glenside Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/25/2008
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:03/15/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101321552    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $7,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,350
Current Penalty $4,410 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,410
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/20/2008 03/26/2008 $1,260 $2,100 $0 03/26/2008 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 C01 02/20/2008 03/26/2008 $900 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100147 C04 I 02/20/2008 03/26/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002C Serious 19100147 C07 I 02/20/2008 03/26/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01002D Serious 19100147 D04 I 02/20/2008 03/26/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01003A Serious 19100180 D06 02/20/2008 03/26/2008 $450 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01003B Serious 19100180 G01 02/20/2008 03/26/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01004A Serious 19100184 D 02/20/2008 03/26/2008 $900 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01004B Serious 19100184 I09 III 02/20/2008 03/26/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 01005 Serious 19100212 A01 02/20/2008 02/25/2008 $450 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01006A Serious 19100219 D01 02/20/2008 02/25/2008 $450 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 01006B Serious 19100219 E01 I 02/20/2008 02/25/2008 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201321163Event: 12/07/2007Employee Is Killed When Blade Hood Strikes
At about 10:10 a.m. on December 7, 2007, Employee #1 was closing a hinged blade and flywheel hood on a Bandit Wood Chipper 250XP, Serial Number 010393, while the device was rotating. Employee #1 was working at a jobsite located in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. The hood contacted the rotating blade, causing it to break away from the hinge and strike Employee #1 on his head. He sustained concussion and was killed. The pin, which held the hood guard closed was apparently not in place, allowing the hood to open. The employer did not require the use of a padlock to secure the pin in place, nor were various free safety upgrades made available by the manufacturer.
Keywords: head, pin, guard, chipper, struck by, concussion, flying object, blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311268486 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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