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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1377973.015 - Best Way Disposal Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 1377973.015Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 02/12/2019

Best Way Disposal Co., Inc.
18600 Stoddard Wells Rd.Null
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 562212/Solid Waste Landfill
Mailing: Po Box 400725null, Hesperia, CA 92340

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/11/2019
Close Case:02/11/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $19,400
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $16,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342(A) 07/11/2019 08/15/2019 $2,000 $5,000 $0 07/22/2019 Y - State Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 3704 07/11/2019 $14,400 $14,400 $0 07/22/2019 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 113612.015Event: 01/22/2019Employee Dumping Trash At Landfill Is Struck By Falling Log
At 11:00 a.m. on January 22, 2019, an employee and his coworker were working at a solid waste landfill in Victorville, CA. It was a permanent site. The employee worked as a transfer driver. He delivered refuse to the dump or landfill. He wa s operating a "big rig" truck and tractor trailer number 704 to dump trash at th e landfill. The employee and his coworker were fulltime employees of the employe r. The employee had parked his big rig. He was standing behind the rear door to the trailer and unlatching it so that he could open it and dump the trash. His c oworker had parked next to the employee in a separate truck. As the coworker was about to get out of his truck, he saw a large piece of wood or trash fall out o f top of the truck the employee was driving and strike the employee. It was a wo oden log was about 2 meters (77 inches, or 6.5 feet) long and 0.77 meters (29 or 29.5 inches) in diameter. The truck's load had not been secured from dangerous displacement. The employee suffered fractures to his right ankle, both knees, ri bs, head, back, vertebrae. He also suffered torn ligaments. He was airlifted to Loma Linda Medical Hospital. DOSH learned about the incident by telephone call f rom employer on January 25, 2019. The employer did not comply with reporting req uirements; the report was late. DOSH arrived at the site at 11:00 a.m. on Februa ry 12, 2019. The employer was cited for a violation of T8 CCR3704: Securing Load s. It was determined that prior to and during the course of the investigation, i ncluding, but not limited to February 12, 2019, the employer failed to secure th e load from dangerous displacement. As a result, on January 22, 2019 a transport driver was seriously injured when he was struck in the head by a dislodged wood en log measuring 77 inches by 29.5 inches when he attempted to open the trailer door on trailer #704 at the Victorville landfill. The stump was also described a s an 8-foot tree stump.
Keywords: ankle, back, emergency response, falling object, fracture, head, knee, landfill, log, rib, struck by, tractor trailer, truck, truck driver, unsecured, unstable load, vertebra, waste proc fac
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1377973.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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