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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1229168.015 - Covanta Honolulu Resource Recovery Venture Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Hawaii

Nr: 1229168.015Report ID: 0951510Open Date: 05/01/2017

Covanta Honolulu Resource Recovery Venture Llc
91-174 Hanua Street
Kapolei, HI 96707
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 562213/Solid Waste Combustors and Incinerators
Mailing: Marr Jones & Wang1003 Bishop St #1500 Attn: Darin Leong, Honolulu, HI 96813

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/01/2017
Close Case:07/06/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1259246 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 12-60-2(A)(3) 10/13/2017 11/17/2017 $7,000 $7,000 $0 11/06/2017 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 12-60-2(B)(3) 10/13/2017 11/17/2017 $0 $7,000 $0 11/06/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 12-60-2(B)(4)(C) 10/13/2017 11/17/2017 $7,000 $7,000 $0 11/06/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 95181.015Event: 04/28/2017Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated While Performing Maintenance O
At approximately 3:45 a.m. on April 28, 2017, four workers, including an employee, were performing routine maintenance on a primary shredder. The workers utilized lockout procedures to safely de-energize the rotating equipment before removing its housing. Employees successfully removed three of four hollow pins that locked hammers in place by inserting threaded rods "all-thread" into the pins and pulling them out using a ratchet. The fourth pin proved difficult to remove, and following SOP, workers used the "all-thread" and inserted it into the hollow pin. But due to thread wear, workers were not able to remove the fourth pin. Following SOP, a fifth worker welded the all-thread to the pin before the employee operated the ratchet to slowly remove the pin. The all-thread failed at its weld, but due to a restraint (rigging strap), the all-thread was prevented from impaling the employee. However, the restraint caused the all-thread to swivel, causing the welded end to strike the employee's left thumb, resulting partial amputation of left thumb. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: struck by, maintenance, amputation, thumb
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1229168.015 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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