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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1369565.015 - 73845 - Augusta Road Recycling Llc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1369565.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 01/04/2019

73845 - Augusta Road Recycling Llc
8200 Augusta Rd
Powdersville, SC 29673
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 8200 Augusta Rd, Powdersville, SC 29673

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/11/2019
Close Case:04/12/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1413872    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 112427.015Event: 01/03/2019Employee Is Struck By A Roll Off Container Tailgate And Late
At approximately 1:10 p.m. on January 3, 2019, Employee #1 was working as a scrap metal driver in the front yard area of a scrap metal recycling center. Employee #1 was in the process of closing the tailgate of the roll off container (Measurements: Roll Off Container L: ~261 inches, W: ~96 inches, H: ~80 inches) mounted to the Peterbilt Truck (Model # 567 VIN # 1NPCL70X5JD475848 Plate # P640951). During the process of closing the roll off container tailgate, the hinges holding the tailgate to the roll off container failed (broke off) resulting in the tailgate (Weight: ~730 pounds) falling on to the ground and striking Employee #1 on his pelvis area pinning him to the ground. The roll off container was purchased used from a previous recycling facility and had been used extensively and had exterior damage. Employee #1 sustained the following injuries: blunt force trauma of pelvis and later died from his injuries.
Keywords: pelvis, struck by, scrap yard
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1369565.015 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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