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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315671941 - Mill River Tree Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport

Nr: 315671941Report ID: 0111500Open Date: 07/11/2011

Mill River Tree Service, Inc.
245 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 88 Main Street, Ste.1, New Canaan, CT 06840

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/30/2011
Emphasis: S:Hispanic, S:Struck-ByClose Case:09/30/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202632444 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/14/2011 01/09/2012 $2,400 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 12/14/2011 12/26/2011 $2,400 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100132 D01 12/14/2011 12/19/2011 $1,700 $3,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100132 F01 12/14/2011 01/09/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100133 A01 12/14/2011 12/26/2011 $2,100 $3,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005A Serious 19100147 C01 12/14/2011 01/09/2012 $2,400 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01005B Serious 19100147 C04 I 12/14/2011 01/09/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01005C Serious 19100147 C07 I 12/14/2011 01/09/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01006A Serious 19101200 E01 12/14/2011 12/19/2011 $1,000 $1,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01006B Serious 19101200 G08 12/14/2011 01/09/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01006C Serious 19101200 H01 12/14/2011 01/09/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201523909Event: 07/11/2011Employee Suffers Concussion When Struck By Machine
On July 11, 2011, Employee #1 and a coworker of Mill River Tree Service, Incorporated, were performing chip work with a brush chipper machine. The coworker turned the machine on and found that the machine was stuck and not working. The coworker turned the ignition key of the machine off while Employee #1 stood at the opposite side of machine (by the cutter wheel with housing). Apparently, Employee #1 attempted to open the cutter wheel housing when the cutter wheel had not stopped spinning. The cutter wheel housing flew off and struck him Employee #1 in the face. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and treated for a concussion that he sustained in the incident.
Keywords: brush chipper, head, struck by, concussion, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315671941 Hospitalized injury Concussion Laborers, except construction

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