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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 912111.015 - Bfi Waste Services Of Texas, Lp

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 912111.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 06/13/2013

Bfi Waste Services Of Texas, Lp
Crescent Park Village Subdivision13023 Afton Meadow Lane
Houston, TX 77072
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 562111/Solid Waste Collection
Mailing: 13630 Fondren Street, Houston, TX 77085

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/05/2013
Close Case:08/17/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $6,000 $0 $20,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/16/2013 10/16/2013 $5,000 $7,000 $0 09/25/2013 R - Review Commission
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100151 B 09/16/2013 10/16/2013 $0 $7,000 $0 09/25/2013 R - Review Commission
  3. 02001 Other 19040004 A 09/16/2013 10/16/2013 $500 $1,000 $0 09/25/2013 R - Review Commission
  4. 02002 Other 19040039 A 09/16/2013 10/16/2013 $1,500 $5,000 $0 09/25/2013 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 46467.015Event: 06/09/2013Employee Suffers Heat Stroke And Is Killed
At 1:00 p.m. on June 5, 2013, a temporary employee and a coworker (truck driver) were assigned to pick up solid waste and load it into a commercial refuse collection truck. The employee told his coworker that he did not feel he could complete the remaining 10 houses on the route and needed to rest in the truck cab. The coworker stated that a few minutes later he noticed the employee was not in the truck and saw him staggering down the street where he then collapsed. The coworker immediately alerted a nearby home owner who called 9-11. The employee was transported by EMS, where the employee had a core temperature of 106 degrees F was reported. The employee was treated for heat stroke, but died on June 9, 2013.
Keywords: garbage truck, heat stroke, heat
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 912111.015 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Garbage collectors

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