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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 557258.015 - Deffenbaugh Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 557258.015Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 07/24/2012

Deffenbaugh Inc
7400 Block On Virginia St
Omaha, NE 68114
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 562111/Solid Waste Collection
Mailing: 5902 N 16th St, Omaha, NE 68110

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/24/2012
Close Case:10/19/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral486870 Yes  
 Referral486870   Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100151 B 08/10/2012 10/31/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 23955.015Event: 07/24/2012Employee Is Collecting Garbage When A Container Releases Its
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 23, 2012, Employee #1, a garbage collector, was gathering trash. He had collected several trash containers and was dragging them to the back of a garbage truck. As he pulled one of the containers, a pressurized unit within the container release energy that sounded like a gas cylinder rupturing, according to a coworker, and released its content. In the sudden release of energy, shrapnel struck Employee # 1, hitting him in his upper lip just below the left nostril and causing the removal of part of his lip. Employee #1 went to the front of the truck and called his supervisor. While Employee #1 was waiting for his supervisor to drive to his location, a coworker dumped the contents of the trash containers into the load area of the truck and cycled the contents into the compacting area of the truck. Any evidence was lost at that time. The supervisor arrived around 9:45 a.m. and provided first aid kits by applying gauze and pressure to Employee #1s upper lip. The supervisor was not trained by the company in first aid. Around 9:50 a.m., the safety manager showed up at the site and loaded Employee #1 into a vehicle and transported him to a medical center, where he underwent plastic surgery and received additional treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: pressure release, compressed gas, pressure vessel, face, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 557258.015 Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction

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