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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1202964.015 - West Dupage Recycling & Transfer Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Aurora

Nr: 1202964.015Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 01/17/2017

West Dupage Recycling & Transfer Inc.
1655 Powis Road
West Chicago, IL 60185
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 562920/Materials Recovery Facilities
Mailing: 1655 Powis Road, West Chicago, IL 60185

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/17/2017
Emphasis: N:Amputate, L:FallClose Case:04/09/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1171153 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $47,079 $0 $0 $0 $0 $47,079
Current Penalty $23,539 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,539
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $0 $12,675 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 C04 II 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $11,770 $12,675 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01002B Serious 19100147 F03 I 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $0 $0 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01003 Serious 19100147 F03 II D 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $0 $12,675 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100147 C07 I 04/11/2017 05/18/2017 $11,770 $9,054 $0 05/05/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 92181.015Event: 01/06/2017Employee Amputates Left Ring Finger
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on January 06, 2017, Employee #1, a temporary employee working as a Line Operator/ General Labor was troubleshooting the suspended conveyor that hangs above the lines transition conveyor. This section of the line contains a large magnet to remove ferrous metals from material that travels under it. Employees reported to Employee #1 that the line was stopping. After several stops, Employee #1 climbed the conveyor to check if the roller assembly and/or pulley were damaged or broken. Lockout was not applied when Employee #1 was troubleshooting this area. After requesting via radio that the line be started his glove was caught and pulled by the belt inadvertently into the nip point, resulting in partial left finger amputation and friction burns to his hand. The employee sustained partial amputation of his left finger and burns to the left hand.
Keywords: lockout/tagout, amputation
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1202964.015 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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