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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 912111.015 - Bfi Waste Services Of Texas, Lp

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South


Inspection Nr: 912111.015
Report ID: 0626700
Date Opened: 06/13/2013

Site Address:
Bfi Waste Services Of Texas, Lp
Crescent Park Village Subdivision 13023 Afton Meadow Lane
Houston, TX 77072

Mailing Address:
13630 Fondren Street, Houston, TX 77085

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 562111/Solid Waste Collection

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 09/05/2013


Case Closed: 08/17/2015

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 823631
Inspection 913191 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $6,000 $0 $20,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $2,000 $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 09/16/2013 10/16/2013 $5,000 $7,000 $0 09/25/2013 R - Review Commission  
2. 01002 Serious 19100151 B 09/16/2013 10/16/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 09/25/2013 R - Review Commission Citation has been deleted.
3. 02001 Other 19040004 A 09/16/2013 10/16/2013 $500 $1,000 $0 09/25/2013 R - Review Commission  
4. 02002 Other 19040039 A 09/16/2013 10/16/2013 $1,500 $5,000 $0 09/25/2013 R - Review Commission  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 46467.015
Event: 06/09/2013
Employee Suffers Heat Stroke And Is Killed

At 1:00 p.m. on June 5, 2013, a temporary employee and a coworker (truck driver) were assigned to pick up solid waste and load it into a commercial refuse colle ction truck. The employee told his coworker that he did not feel he could compl ete the remaining 10 houses on the route and needed to rest in the truck cab. T he coworker stated that a few minutes later he noticed the employee was not in t he truck and saw him staggering down the street where he then collapsed. The co worker immediately alerted a nearby home owner who called 9-11. The employee wa s transported by EMS, where the employee had a core temperature of 106 degrees F was reported. The employee was treated for heat stroke, but died on June 9, 20 13.

Keywords:garbage truck, heat, heat stroke

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 912111.015 Fatality Garbage collectors
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