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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310311709 - Southern Medical Disposal Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 2

Nr: 310311709Report ID: 0454712Open Date: 11/03/2006

Southern Medical Disposal Inc
1941 Cement Plant Rd
Nashville, TN 37208
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562219/Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/03/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/11/2007
Emphasis: L:Fall

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,200
Current Penalty $5,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 11/29/2006 12/31/2006 $1,200 $1,200 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19100178 L01 I 11/29/2006 12/31/2006 $4,000 $4,000 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19100178 L02 II 11/29/2006 12/31/2006 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002C Serious 19100178 O05 11/29/2006 12/31/2006 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200624013Event: 11/02/2006Heavy Weight Rolls On Top Of Worker Killing Him
On November 2, 2006, three employees were emptying biohazardous waste into a dumpster. One of the employees was standing on top of the waste inside the dumpster, and moving it with his feet to fill all of the voids. Another employee was in a forklift with an anvil (a fabricated tamping devise that weighed about 1,000 lbs). The employee on the trash lost his balance, and in an attempt to regain his balance, he grabbed onto the anvil. The anvil slipped from the forks of the forklift, and fell with the employee to the ground. The anvil rolled on top of the employee, causing internal injuries that killed him.
Keywords: dumpster, hazardous waste, unstable surface, fall, struck by, falling object, lost balance, contusion, unstable load, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310311709 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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