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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316875053 - Waste Management Of Minnesota Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 316875053Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 12/13/2012

Waste Management Of Minnesota Inc
29570 90th Avenue Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562219/Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
Mailing: 20520 Keokuk Ave Suite 200, Lakeville, MN 55044

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/12/2013
Close Case:06/06/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5205075002 04/19/2013 05/13/2013 $25,000 $25,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200515740Event: 12/13/2012Parking Break Not Set, Truck Rolls And Kills Waste Worker
On December 12, 2012, Employee #1, a 55-year-old male with Waste Management of Minnesota Inc, was working with a coworker and was working with a garbage truck, picking up garbage on a rural township road. They stopped between two customers' homes and both got out to load garbage from both sides of the road. Employee #1 walked to the front of the truck and the coworker walked to the back. The parking brake was not set on the truck. When the coworker got to the back of the truck he realized the truck was rolling forward. He yelled for Employee #1 and ran to get back in the truck. When the coworker got to the driver's door the truck had stopped rolling. He found Employee #1 under the front bumper of the truck. Employee #1 was killed in the event. One serious citation was issued for not setting the parking brake.
Keywords: crushed, truck, struck by, untrained, motor vehicle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316875053 Fatality Asphyxia Garbage collectors

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