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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1499964.015 - Blair County Resource Recovery Facility, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Pittsburgh

 

Inspection Nr: 1499964.015
Report ID: 0317500
Open Date: 10/28/2020

Site Address:
Blair County Resource Recovery Facility, Inc.
121 Walker Lane
Tipton, PA 16684

Mailing Address:
1356 Old Sixth Avenue Road, Altoona, PA 16601

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 562111/Solid Waste Collection


Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/28/2020

Emphasis: L:Treetrim

Close Case:05/26/2021


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1679887
Inspection 1510267 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $35,498 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,498
Current Penalty $35,498 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,498
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 19100266 D01 VI 04/16/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002A Serious 19100132 D01 04/16/2021 $4,096 $4,096 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01002B Serious 19100266 D01 V 04/16/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 01002C Serious 19100266 D01 IV 04/16/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
5. 01002D Serious 19100266 D01 VII 04/16/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
6. 01003A Serious 19100266 D02 I 04/16/2021 $4,096 $4,096 $0 Z - Issued  
7. 01003B Serious 19100266 I07 I 04/16/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
8. 01004A Serious 19100266 H02 I 04/16/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 Z - Issued  
9. 01004B Serious 19100266 H02 VI 04/16/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
10. 01004C Serious 19100266 I01 04/16/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130746.015
Event: 10/28/2020
Employee Is Killed After Being Struck By Falling Tree Limb

At 11:00 a.m. on October 28, 2020, an employee was operating a Husqvarna chain s aw felling a an 80 year old, approximately 40 foot tall dead oak tree. The dead tree fell into 3 live trees which caused several large limbs to break off and fa ll on top of the employee, killing him.

Keywords:back cut, chain saw, crushed, falling object, head, logging, ppe, struck against, struck by, training, tree, tree felling, tree limb

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1499964.015 Fatality Machine operators, not specified
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