Inspection: 314912312 - Sonoco Recycling, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte
Sonoco Recycling, Inc.
300 E. Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
, , 00000
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 02/11/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing
Emphasis: S:Program Improvements
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001A||Serious||19100178 L01 I||02/17/2011||03/15/2011||$4,480||$5,600||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|2.||01001B||Serious||19100178 L02 II||02/17/2011||03/15/2011||$0||$0||$0||-|
|3.||01002||Serious||19100178 Q07||02/17/2011||03/15/2011||$5,040||$6,300||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
On August 26, 2010, Employee #1, the supervisor and a certified forklift operator, was operating a diesel-powered Toyota forklift. The employee set the parking brake on his forklift and exited the operator's seat to troubleshoot and/or return a hydraulic hose that had come off its sheave. He faced the forklift and his back was approximately 3-ft from a stack of three bales of cardboard. The stacked bales measured 8-ft high, and each bale weighed 800 pounds. The bottom bale tipped forward and wedged the second bale against the employee's lower back and the top bale against the base of his head. The employee was found by a coworker standing and trapped between the forklift and the bales of cardboard. Employee #1 died one day later from compressional asphyxia and an anoxic brain injury.
Keywords:asphyxiated, industrial truck, struck by, brain
|1||314912312||Fatality||Asphyxia||Supervisors, material moving equipment operators|