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Inspection: 125530618 - Redwood Landfill

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 125530618Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 01/19/2005

Redwood Landfill
8950 Redwood Hwy
Novato, CA 94947
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562219/Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
Mailing: P.O. Box 793, Novato, CA 94948

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/14/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/17/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361604721    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170842918Event: 01/13/2005Employee'S Is Injured While Using Pest Control Gun
On January 13, 2005, Employee #1, with Redwood Landfill, was using pest control pyrotechnics (also known as "bird bombs") to scatter birds near Novato Airport. While using both hands to fire a 15 mm pyrotechnic shell from a Record 6 mm Weinbert signal pistol, the shell detonated in the pistol's barrel. Employee #1 was hospitalized for an amputation of the tip of his left ring finger. The pyrotechnic shells are designed to explode about 50 ft from the gun.
Keywords: amputated, gunshot, airport, finger, equipment failure, landfill, pyrotechnics
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125530618 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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