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Inspection: 315871921 - Prolerized New England Dba Schnitzer Northeast

Inspection Information - Office: North Boston

Nr: 315871921Report ID: 0134000Open Date: 10/03/2011

Prolerized New England Dba Schnitzer Northeast
69 Rover Street
Everett, MA 02149
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2011
Close Case:05/08/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint207862483 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 10 10
Current Violations 4 2 6
Initial Penalty $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $70,000
Current Penalty $28,000 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $35,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 A03 01/03/2012 01/06/2012 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100146 E01 01/03/2012 01/06/2012 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100146 G01 01/03/2012 02/15/2012 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100146 J02 01/03/2012 02/15/2012 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100146 L01 01/01/2012 02/15/2012 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100147 C07 I 01/03/2012 02/15/2012 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01009 Serious 19100252 A02 IV 01/03/2012 02/15/2012 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -
Deleted 8. 01010 Serious 19100252 A02 XIII 01/03/2012 02/15/2012 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02001 Other 19100147 C04 II 01/03/2012 01/06/2012 $3,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02002 Other 19100147 C06 I 01/03/2012 02/15/2012 $3,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200776524Event: 09/27/2011Employees Are Injured In Rotating Equipment
On September 27, 2011, Employees #1 and #2, with a metal recycling facility, were repairing a "trommel" (a piece of equipment used to screen scrap metals by size and send them to various conveyor belts). The trommel is an enclosed horizontal tube that rotates and is approximately 50 ft long and 10 ft in diameter with an opening at one end for material to fall onto a conveyor. Reportedly, the employees had deenergized the trommel to conduct the first repair and then reenergized it to rotate it and facilitate a second repair. When they were not successful getting the pendant to "jog" the trammel, a third employee was sent for assistance from a manager. Employees #1 and #2 entered the trammel, which then began to rotate. Upon hearing them call for help, the third employee shut down the machine and summoned assistance. Employees #1 and #2 were transported to Mass General Hospital. Employee #1 was treated for a head laceration and released. Employee #2 was admitted for injuries to his head, hands, ribs, hips and legs. These injuries included unspecified fracture(s). All employees had been trained in lockout/tagout and confined space. The employer failed to obtain hot work or confined space permits for the job.
Keywords: fracture, head, rotating parts, repair, confined space, lockout, laceration, scrap metal, conveyor, rib
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315871921 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
2 315871921 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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