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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303189534 - Bfi Waste Systems Of North America, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale


Inspection Nr: 303189534
Report ID: 0418800
Date Opened: 04/03/2001

Site Address:
Bfi Waste Systems Of North America, Inc
4400 South State Road 7
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Mailing Address:
2380 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33317

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/28/2001


Case Closed: 03/19/2002

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100673946
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,500
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
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 Serious 5A0001 09/28/2001 10/18/2001 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/23/2001 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 01002A Serious 19100132 A 09/28/2001 10/11/2001 $2,500 $2,500 $0 10/23/2001 J - ALJ Decision Citation has been deleted.
3. 01002B Serious 19100135 A01 09/28/2001 10/18/2001 $0 $0 $0 10/23/2001 J - ALJ Decision Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200673366
Event: 04/03/2001
Employee Killed When Asphyxiated In Pile Of Garbage

Employee #1, an employee of BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc., was scooped by a front end loader into a pile of garbage and dumped into the collection pit at the Wheelabrator South Broward facility. Employee #1 was extricated approximately one half hour after being pushed into the pile and died as a result of asphyxiation.

Keywords:asphyxiated, front end loader, pit

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303189534 Fatality Asphyxia Garbage collectors
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