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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307842377 - Robertson Sanitation

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 307842377Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 11/15/2005

Robertson Sanitation
7100 Delta Circle
Austell, GA 30168
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562212/Solid Waste Landfill

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/22/2006
Close Case:04/10/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
Current Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
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 II 02/27/2006 03/23/2006 $6,000 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 I 02/27/2006 03/23/2006 $0 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201282159Event: 11/14/2005Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Truck
On November 14, 2005, Employee #1 was driving a garbage truck when he encountered difficulty shifting into reverse gear. He called the shop supervisor, who dispatched a worker to Employee #1's location. However, Employee #1 continued to pick up trash on his route. When he got into a situation where he needed to reverse the truck, he directed a coworker to enter the truck and shift the transmission into reverse while he went beneath the truck to manipulate the transmission cables. The truck then rolled backwards onto Employee #1. The coworker called out to Employee #1, but he did not get a response. The coworker then exited the truck and saw that Employee #1 was crushed and pinned by the front passenger side wheel. The coworker then tried unsuccessfully to move the truck. Employee #1 was transported to North Fulton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: chest, garbage truck, vehicle in gear, work rules, equipment failure, crushed, truck, run over, backing up, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307842377 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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