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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1202964.015 - West Dupage Recycling & Transfer Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Naperville


Inspection Nr: 1202964.015
Report ID: 0521400
Open Date: 01/17/2017

Site Address:
West Dupage Recycling & Transfer Inc.
1655 Powis Road
West Chicago, IL 60185

Mailing Address:
1655 Powis Road, West Chicago, IL 60185

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 562920/Materials Recovery Facilities

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/17/2017

Emphasis: N:Amputate, L:Fall

Close Case:04/09/2018

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1171153 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $47,079 $0 $0 $0 $0 $47,079
Current Penalty $23,539 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,539
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002A Serious 19100147 C04 II 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $11,770 $12,675 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01002B Serious 19100147 F03 I 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $0 $0 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
4. 01003 Serious 19100147 F03 II D 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
5. 01004 Serious 19100147 C07 I 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $11,770 $9,054 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 92181.015
Event: 01/06/2017
Employee Amputates Left Ring Finger

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on January 06, 2017, Employee #1, a temporary employe e working as a Line Operator/ General Labor was troubleshooting the suspended co nveyor that hangs above the lines transition conveyor. This section of the line contains a large magnet to remove ferrous metals from material that travels unde r it. Employees reported to Employee #1 that the line was stopping. After sever al stops, Employee #1 climbed the conveyor to check if the roller assembly and/o r pulley were damaged or broken. Lockout was not applied when Employee #1 was tr oubleshooting this area. After requesting via radio that the line be started his glove was caught and pulled by the belt inadvertently into the nip point, resul ting in partial left finger amputation and friction burns to his hand. The emplo yee sustained partial amputation of his left finger and burns to the left hand.

Keywords:amputation, lockout/tagout

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1202964.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
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