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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1318718.015 - Ben Weitsman Of Albany, Llc.

Inspection Information - Office: Albany

Nr: 1318718.015Report ID: 0213100Open Date: 05/27/2018

Ben Weitsman Of Albany, Llc.
300 Smith Blvd.
Albany, NY 12202
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: Po Box 420, Owego, NY 13827

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/27/2018
Close Case:10/16/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $18,478 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,478
Current Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 I 11/19/2018 11/26/2018 $7,500 $9,239 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 I 11/19/2018 11/26/2018 $7,500 $9,239 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105949.015Event: 05/26/2018Employee Is Crushed And Killed By The Bucket Of A Front End
At 9:15 a.m. on May 26, 2018, an employee was working for a wholesaler of recyclable material. He wasoperating a front end loader to tend to and compact a pile of scrap metal. He stepped from the loader to remove a piece of metal that was wedged between the loader's bucket arm and the front right tire. In the process, he knocked a hydraulic hose lose. The bucket came down on top of him and he sustained compressive asphyxia due to blunt force trauma. He was killed.
Keywords: respiratory, struck by, asphyxiated, crushed, earthmoving equip, hydraulic line, lung, front end loader, falling object, chest, respiratory tract
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1318718.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Equipment Operator: Heavy

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