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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1097193.015 - Southeast Recycling Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 1097193.015Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 10/07/2015

Southeast Recycling Llc
W1765 Highway 11
Burlington, WI 53105
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: W1765 Highway 11, Burlington, WI 53105

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/07/2015
Close Case:10/08/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,000
Current Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100110 D10 12/24/2015 01/11/2016 $1,500 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100132 A 12/24/2015 01/05/2016 $1,500 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100132 D01 12/24/2015 02/19/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100134 D01 III 12/24/2015 04/19/2016 $1,500 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100253 B04 III 12/24/2015 01/05/2016 $1,500 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 80120.015Event: 09/28/2015Employee Using Cutting Torch Sustains Seizure And Dies From
At approximately 11:00 am on September 28, 2015, an employee was working for a firm of recyclable material merchant wholesalers. He was using a cutting torch outdoors on a truck flatbed and other miscellaneous metals at a salvage yard. The weather was clear and dry with a temperature of 18 to 20 degrees Celsius (65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit). The truck flatbed had been removed from the truck frame. It was lying flat on the ground. The employee was using LP Gas and oxygen with a 1.2-meter (4-foot) torch cutter to cut the truck bed into transferable sections. He working outdoors within view of coworkers. He had been torch cutting for a couple hours that day, when he experienced a seizure. He fell onto the torch cutter. The employee laid on the torch cutter for a couple minutes before rescue assistance arrived. He received third-degree burns to the upper torso. and he later died due to those injuries. The employee had worked for the company for five days prior to the incident. He had performed torch cutting for 25 years prior to the incident. He was knowledgeable with the use of the torch cutting equipment in use at the worksite.
Keywords: oxygen, lp gas, emergency response, burn, welding, welder, unconsciousness, torch, scrap yard, scrap metal
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1097193.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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