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Inspection: 18063057 - Great Northern Recycling

Inspection Information - Office: Augusta

Nr: 18063057Report ID: 0111100Open Date: 08/09/1988

Great Northern Recycling
6 Enterprise Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/11/1988
Close Case:03/29/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360167290    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $4,810 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,810
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/06/1988 09/09/1988 $800 $810 $0 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 09/06/1988 09/09/1988 $1,000 $1,000 $0 09/30/1988 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 5A0001 09/06/1988 09/09/1988 $500 $1,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100303 F 09/06/1988 09/09/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01004A Serious 19100022 A01 09/06/1988 09/09/1988 $500 $1,000 $0 09/30/1988 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01004B Serious 19100037 K02 09/06/1988 09/09/1988 $0 $0 $0 09/30/1988 -
  7. 01005 Serious 19100212 A01 09/06/1988 09/09/1988 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14273106Event: 08/09/1988Employee Drawn Into And Killed In Paper Shredder
Employee #1 was working 3 ft in front of an unguarded 3 ft by 5 ft opening leading to a revolving (1,770 rpm) paper shredder. The revolving auger was 3 ft inside the opening. Employee #1 was removing foreign objects such as metal wire, string and plastic from bundled scrap newspaper and throwing the bundles into the shredder. Apparently, a long piece of baling wire became entangled in the revolving auger and around the employee's leg. Employee #1 was drawn into the auger and suffered partial amputation of his left foot and leg and all body tissue from his groin to his navel was completely severed. Employee #1 died from his injuries.
Keywords: severed, amputated, paper shredder, wire rope, torso, auger, entangled, foot, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18063057 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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