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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314830589 - Waste Management

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

 

Inspection Nr: 314830589
Report ID: 0950643
Open Date: 06/22/2012

Site Address:
Waste Management
600 E. Ave., F
Lancaster, CA 93536

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:4953

NAICS: 562211/Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/02/2012

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis:

Close Case:06/04/2014


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102783305
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $24,750 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $26,250
Current Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $9,000
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 Other 3203 A07 11/05/2012 11/08/2012 $250 $750 $0 12/05/2012 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3395 F03 11/05/2012 11/23/2012 $250 $750 $0 12/05/2012 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 02001 Serious 3203 A04 11/05/2012 11/08/2012 $8,000 $18,000 $0 12/05/2012 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 03001 Other 3241 C 11/05/2012 11/08/2012 $500 $6,750 $0 12/05/2012 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202471892
Event: 06/12/2012
Employee Is Struck And Injured By Trash Bale

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on June 12, 2012, Employee #1 was cutting steel wires from one-ton compact trash bales, so as to facilitate the distribution of trash on a landfill. Twelve compact trash bales had been deposited next to one another and in a row on the landfill. As he cut the steel wire on one of the trash bale, an adjacent trash bale became dislodge, striking him from behind. Employee #1 was then pinned to the ground with the weight of the bale upon his lower back and extremities. He summoned one of the truck drivers in the landfill for help and who was then assisted by other drivers in the removal of the bale from upon him. The supervisor was notified and summoned emergency medical personnel. They arrived and transported Employee #1 by ambulance to a medical center. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with two fractured vertebrae in his back and with right lower knee trauma, which he subsequently underwent surgical procedures for the injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized for more than nine days following the procedures for postoperative care.

Keywords:fracture, spine, pinned, back, landfill, struck by, leg, unstable load, unstable position

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314830589 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction
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