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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123228702 - Metal Management Inc. Northeast

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport

Nr: 123228702Report ID: 0111500Open Date: 04/10/2001

Metal Management Inc. Northeast
234 Universal Drive
North Haven, CT 06473
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3341/Secondary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous Metals
Mailing: Foot Of Hawkins Rd/P.O. Box 5158, Newark, NJ 07105

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/07/2001
Close Case:11/02/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint202995882 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/22/2001 06/30/2001 $3,500 $3,500 $0 07/03/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201521127Event: 04/04/2001Employee Injured When Beam Flipped, Causing A Fall
Employee #1 was torch cutting a 40-foot by 5-foot wide I-beam down its length. After completing this cut, he stood on the beam and cut a flange that was holding the two pieces together. When the flange was cut, one side of the beam flipped upwards, causing Employee #1 to fall to the ground. Employee #1 struck his head on the ground, contusing his spinal cord, and leaving him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: head, paralysis, steel beam, spine, fall, contusion, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123228702 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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