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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119633758 - West Sonoma County Disposal Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office


Inspection Nr: 119633758
Report ID: 0950615
Date Opened: 09/20/2004

Site Address:
West Sonoma County Disposal Inc
3417 Standish Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Mailing Address:
P O Box 1916, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 562211/Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/25/2004

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Case Closed: 07/16/2007

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361605116
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $24,750 $0 $0 $750 $0 $25,500
Current Penalty $5,400 $0 $0 $300 $0 $5,700
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3314 G 10/25/2004 11/28/2004 $0 $450 $0 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 01002 Other 3203 A07 10/25/2004 11/28/2004 $300 $300 $0 W - Empr Withdrew  
3. 02001 Serious 3314 A 10/25/2004 11/03/2004 $2,700 $18,000 $0 J - ALJ Decision  
4. 03001 Serious 3210 B 10/25/2004 11/03/2004 $2,700 $2,700 $0 J - ALJ Decision  
5. 04001 Serious 3328 G 10/25/2004 10/28/2004 $0 $4,050 $0 D - Govt Dismissed  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170842884
Event: 09/20/2004
Employee'S Arm Is Injured When Caught In Machine

At approximately 7:45 a.m. on September 20, 2004, Employee #1 was helping to clear jammed material from a cyclone's vacuum ducting on the sorting line for recyclables at a refuse collection company. He was positioned on the recycling/sorting belt at the top, next to a 20 HP, 36-in.-diameter fan. Two coworkers had just cleared duct at a lower duct location and climbed back up the stairs to Employee #1's location. While Employee #1 was reaching through a 7-in. by 10-in. opening, a coworker activated the start button, starting the fan, which caught Employee #1's right hand and arm. He was hospitalized for a dislocated elbow, fractured hand, and a fractured lower arm.

Keywords:fracture, maintenance, duct, fan, caught by, jammed, lockout, arm, blade, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119633758 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction
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