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Inspection: 1596335.015 - Evergreen Recycling Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office
Evergreen Recycling Inc.
8700 Crocker St.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
8700 Crocker St., Los Angeles, CA 90003
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 11/16/2022
|#||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|
At 2:00 p.m. on May 17, 2022, an employee was cleaning out debris from a horizontal grinder, Vermeer Model HG6000 (VIN number 1VRY44314E1001074). The employee was using a Deadman's switch (remote control) to elevate the machine's drum. The machine was not properly locked out prior to the cleaning attempt. The drum was in the elevated position by hydraulic pressure alone, while the employee attempted to clear debris in the machine underneath the drum. A hydraulic line separated from its coupler and caused the drum to fall onto the employee. The employee's head and upper torso were crushed, and he was killed.
Keywords:clearing, crushed, deadman control, debris, drum, falling object, head, lockout, torso
|1||1596335.015||Fatality||Machine operators, not specified|