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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1280518.015 - Mid Coast Solid Waste Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Maine

Nr: 1280518.015Report ID: 0152300Open Date: 11/30/2017

Mid Coast Solid Waste Corporation
90 Union Streetnull
Rockport, ME 04856
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 562111/Solid Waste Collection
Mailing: Po Box 1016null, Rockport, ME 04856

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/08/2017
Close Case:03/27/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1288297 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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
  1. 01001 Other 12-179CMRCH.6(6.5)(A) 03/12/2018 04/16/2018 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 103305.015Event: 11/29/2017Employee Amputates Fingertip In A Tailgate Chain
At 12:15 p.m. on November 29, 2017, Employee #1 noticed that a customer was stru ggling to open the dump body tailgate of a Heil Model YB2YD8, Serial number N 90 T245424 that was mounted to a Chevy 3500 truck with Maine Municipal License Plat es, Number 406-590. The dump body was loaded with small diameter trees and assoc iated branches. Employee #1 pushed on the tailgate, and with his right hand chan ged the length of the dump body tailgate chain attached to the latch hook. When the tailgate was opened, the employee's right index finger became caught in the tailgate chain, amputating the tip of his finger. There was also damage noted to the tailgate that interfered with the proper function of the tailgate pivoting that may have caused the tailgate to spring open.
Keywords: amputated, caught in, chain, dump truck bed, finger, tailgate, truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280518.015 Non Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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