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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 109176719 - Waste Conversion Technologies Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport

Nr: 109176719Report ID: 0111500Open Date: 12/05/2007

Waste Conversion Technologies Inc.
221 Old Gate Lane
Milford, CT 06460
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562920/Materials Recovery Facilities
Mailing: P.O. Box 17250, Stamford, CT 06907

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/12/2007
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Fall From Height, S:Struck-ByClose Case:06/30/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202627626 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 3 7
Current Violations 2 2 3 7
Initial Penalty $6,750 $0 $7,700 $2,700 $0 $17,150
Current Penalty $4,685 $0 $5,425 $1,890 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/08/2008 06/30/2008 $3,125 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 C01 04/08/2008 06/30/2008 $1,560 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Repeat 19100157 G02 04/08/2008 06/30/2008 $200 $200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02002 Repeat 19101200 H01 04/08/2008 06/30/2008 $5,225 $7,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 03001 Other 19040029 B01 04/08/2008 06/25/2008 $630 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 03002 Other 19040032 A01 04/08/2008 06/25/2008 $630 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 03003 Other 19040032 B03 04/08/2008 06/25/2008 $630 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201523057Event: 12/05/2007Employee Is Injured When Caught Between Two Vehicles
On December 5, 2007, Employee #1, an operator of a caterpillar, Model Number 980C, was moving an open top hopper railcar out of the building to the yard, where it was waiting for a removal by a customer. Before the car was removed, it was supposed to be covered with tarps. The ground crew was busy placing tarps on other car, so Employee #1 used a 0.625-in. steel chain to secure the back of the loader. He wrapped the chain around the coupler of the hopper. Then, he returned to the cab and moved the car partially out of the building. He got out of the loader. While Employee #1 was removing the chain from the coupler, the loader moved backwards and pinned him between the loader and the railcar. Employee #1 sustained injuries to his abdomen, and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: chain, hopper car, abdomen, pinned, work rules, railroad car, caught between, crushed, loader
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109176719 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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