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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314912312 - Sonoco Recycling, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte


Inspection Nr: 314912312
Report ID: 0453730
Open Date: 08/26/2010

Site Address:
Sonoco Recycling, Inc.
300 E. Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/11/2011

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis: S:Program Improvements

Close Case:03/29/2011

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102099504
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $11,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,900
Current Penalty $9,520 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,520
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. 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202080602
Event: 08/26/2010
Employee Dies After Being Struck By Bales Of Cardboard

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314912312 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, material moving equipment operators
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