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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1486558.015 - Bestway Container Service Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Buffalo


Inspection Nr: 1486558.015
Report ID: 0213600
Date Opened: 08/04/2020

Site Address:
Bestway Container Service Llc
3889 Towerville Road Ellery Landfill
Sinclairville, NY 14782

Mailing Address:
202 E Main Street, Fredonia, NY 14063

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 562111/Solid Waste Collection

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/29/2021


Case Closed: 07/11/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1637220
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,827 $0 $6,827
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,827 $0 $6,827
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 19040039 A01 01/29/2021 $6,827 $6,827 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128294.015
Event: 08/03/2020
Worker At County Landfill Is Struck By Debris And Is Killed

At 1:30 p.m. on August 3, 2020, an employee was working for a solid waste collec tion firm. He was at a county landfill. He was standing behind a pile of debris. It is possible that he was in a group of workers behind the pile of debris. A w orker for the county was operating a bulldozer at the landfill. He was unable to see the employee (and any coworkers) behind the pile. The employee was struck b y and caught in the debris being pushed by the bulldozer. The employee suffered multiple traumas. He was killed. The employer did not report the death within ei ght hours. The fatality came to OSHA's attention on the following day, August 4, by way of an open source media. The Buffalo area office opened an inspection on August 4.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, bulldozer, equipment operator, landfill, poor visibility, struck by, traumatic

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1486558.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
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