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Inspection: 315318618 - Waste Management Of Alameda County, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland

Nr: 315318618Report ID: 0950614Open Date: 06/18/2012

Waste Management Of Alameda County, Inc.
2615 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562212/Solid Waste Landfill

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/05/2012
Close Case:03/23/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361580913    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $50,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $50,750
Current Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $25,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3664 B 12/07/2012 01/09/2013 $750 $750 $0 01/02/2013 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 3203 A02 12/07/2012 12/17/2012 $0 $25,000 $0 01/02/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 3666 A 12/07/2012 12/17/2012 $25,000 $25,000 $0 01/02/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202587556Event: 06/18/2012Employee Struck And Killed By Front-End Loader
On June 18, 2012, an employee was working for Waste Management Davis Street Transfer Station in San Leandro, CA. The employee was in the public disposal area, where homeowners and businesses truck in and unload their own debris. The employee was working on foot as a traffic director, directing in-coming public traffic. The employee was wearing a reflective sweater, a hardhat, and glasses. The operator of the front-end loader (Volvo L70F, Serial Number 839263) was assigned to work in different areas, which required traversing the Public Area. As the employee walked across the tarmac, she was struck from behind by the front-end loader travelling in the same direction. The bucket of the front-end loader was elevated and raised and this obstructed the operator's visibility of pedestrian traffic. When it hit her, the bottom right-hand corner of the bucket snagged her shirt and she was lifted into the air. She then fell to the ground and was run over by both the front and rear right-hand wheels. The operator did not know what had happened and stopped only because he was waved down.
Keywords: wheel, front end loader, hard hat, obstructed view, truck, reflective vest, run over, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315318618 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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