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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 439513.015 - Ken'S Tree Care Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Hasbrouck Heights

Nr: 439513.015Report ID: 0214500Open Date: 05/21/2012

Ken'S Tree Care Inc
401 Paulding Ave
Northvale, NJ 07647
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 401 Paulding Ave, Northvale, NJ 07647

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/09/2012
Close Case:04/25/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361679 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,040 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,040
Current Penalty $3,528 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,528
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100244 A02 I 11/16/2012 11/26/2012 $1,764 $2,520 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100244 A02 III 11/16/2012 11/26/2012 $1,764 $2,520 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 17535.015Event: 05/21/2012Employee Is Killed When Pinned Under A Fallen Chipper.
At 3:00 p.m. on May 21, 2012, Employee 1 was replacing the brakes on a 6200 lb Vermeer Brush Chipper. Employee #1 jacked up the Brush chipper and placed a jack under the chipper to remove the right tire. Employee #1 then lowered the hydraulic jack and repositioned it at another section of the brush chipper axel in order to remove the other tire. Employee #1 was under the Chipper trying to position the hydraulic jack on the axel from the back of the unit when it slipped off and snapped the jack stand. Employee #1 was killed when the Chipper fell and pinned him to the ground.
Keywords: pinned, brake, chest, crushed, jack, chipper, crushing
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 439513.015 Fatality Crane and tower operators

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