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Inspection: 314912312 - Sonoco Recycling, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 314912312Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 08/26/2010

Sonoco Recycling, Inc.
300 E. Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/11/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/29/2011
Emphasis: S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102099504    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $11,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,900
Current Penalty $9,520 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,520
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100178 L01 I 02/17/2011 03/15/2011 $4,480 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100178 L02 II 02/17/2011 03/15/2011 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100178 Q07 02/17/2011 03/15/2011 $5,040 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202080602Event: 08/26/2010Employee Dies After Being Struck By Bales Of Cardboard
On August 26, 2010, Employee #1, the supervisor and a certified forklift operator, was operating a diesel-powered Toyota forklift. The employee set the parking brake on his forklift and exited the operator's seat to troubleshoot and/or return a hydraulic hose that had come off its sheave. He faced the forklift and his back was approximately 3-ft from a stack of three bales of cardboard. The stacked bales measured 8-ft high, and each bale weighed 800 pounds. The bottom bale tipped forward and wedged the second bale against the employee's lower back and the top bale against the base of his head. The employee was found by a coworker standing and trapped between the forklift and the bales of cardboard. Employee #1 died one day later from compressional asphyxia and an anoxic brain injury.
Keywords: asphyxiated, industrial truck, struck by, brain
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314912312 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, material moving equipment operators

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