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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312593809 - Recycling Services

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 312593809Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 03/20/2009

Recycling Services
3301 W. 48th Place
Chicago, IL 60632
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 3301 W. 47th Place, Chicago, IL 60632

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/29/2009
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:HispanicClose Case:09/14/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $11,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,750
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 I 08/11/2009 09/28/2009 $3,500 $3,500 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 F03 I 08/11/2009 09/28/2009 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 IA 08/11/2009 09/28/2009 $3,500 $3,500 $0 -
  4. 01003 Serious 19100147 F03 IID 08/11/2009 08/14/2009 $1,750 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004A Serious 19100332 B01 08/11/2009 09/28/2009 $1,250 $1,250 $0 -
  6. 01004B Serious 19100333 B02 I 08/11/2009 09/28/2009 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200033397Event: 03/20/2009Employee Is Killed When Crushed While Cleaning Paper Baler
At 2:35 p.m. on March 20, 2009, Employee #1 was using an air hose to clean out debris from inside a Ballegraaf Recycling paper baler, Model Number 120S, while the machine was in manual mode. Employee #1 had worked all day as a sorter in another department. At the end of the shift, Employee #2 would randomly select employees to clean out the baler for paper and debris. This was a daily routine for the company. Employee #2 had received a phone call before the cleaning had begun. Employee #2 had pressed the red button (an emergency "shut off" switch) to shut the baler off and did not lockout the baler before leaving the area to go and answer the phone call. In the meantime, Employee #1 had placed himself in the baler and began cleaning it with the air hose. Employee #2 returned and activated the baler ram to the forward position for cleaning. He did not know that Employee #1 was in the baler. Employee #1 was crushed. Employee #3, who was in the area, noticed that the access door was open and that the body of Employee #1 was lying in the access door of the baler and on the floor. Emergency response was called, and Employee #1 was pronounced dead on the scene.
Keywords: fracture, cleaning, lockout, crushed, air hose, baler, contusion, ram
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312593809 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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