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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1596335.015 - Evergreen Recycling Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1596335.015
Report ID: 0950635
Date Opened: 05/17/2022

Site Address:
Evergreen Recycling Inc.
8700 Crocker St.
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Mailing Address:
8700 Crocker St., Los Angeles, CA 90003

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/16/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1895457
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $675 $0 $13,275
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $675 $0 $13,275
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 3380(F)(2) 11/17/2022 12/22/2022 $675 $675 $0 01/25/2023 C - Contested  
2. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 11/17/2022 11/29/2022 $12,600 $12,600 $0 01/25/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 146266.015
Event: 05/17/2022
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Drum

At 2:00 p.m. on May 17, 2022, an employee was cleaning out debris from a horizon tal grinder, Vermeer Model HG6000 (VIN number 1VRY44314E1001074). The employee was using a Deadman's switch (remote control) to elevate the machine's drum. Th e machine was not properly locked out prior to the cleaning attempt. The drum wa s in the elevated position by hydraulic pressure alone, while the employee attem pted to clear debris in the machine underneath the drum. A hydraulic line separ ated from its coupler and caused the drum to fall onto the employee. The employ ee's head and upper torso were crushed, and he was killed.

Keywords:clearing, crushed, deadman control, debris, drum, falling object, head, lockout, torso

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1596335.015 Fatality Machine operators, not specified
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