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OSHA releases history on Advanced Disposal

According to OSHA, there was a fatal accident that involved one of its employees in 2004.  (Lorena Inclan)
The Occupational Safety and Health Information agency has released documents on the history of Advanced Disposal. The business is located at 9798 Normandy Boulevard. (Lorena Inclan)
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Updated: 2/25 1:52 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Action News is uncovering documented violations by both companies involved in a "horrible accident" early Tuesday morning in Jacksonville that left an electrician critically burned.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), they have never responded to the Advanced Disposal location along Normandy Boulevard before today.

But, Action News did some digging and found the company's St. Augustine location was investigated before in 2004 after a worker was killed on the job. Documents we obtained show that worker was killed while riding on the back of a garbage truck when it collided with a semi on a rural road.

Officials with OSHA said that person was knocked onto the ground and taken to a hospital. He died on May 19 of that year.

The driver of that truck said he was driving between 17 and 20 MPH that day, but Florida Highway Patrol reports the driver drove faster possibly over 50 mph.

Action News also found another incident reported in 2010.

According to OSHA, Advanced Disposal was written up for three safety violations at the company's location located at 298 American Spirit Road in Winter Haven.

OSHA said some of the violations were serious. One of the complaints was for flammable and combustible liquids.

Action News also found two serious citations issued against Pilot Electrical Construction Company, Inc. This is the company that the two electricians were employed by. They were contracted to do work today at Advanced Disposal where the accident happened.

In 2004, we found the company had two serious violations and were fined.

We are continuing to follow the latest OSHA investigation and will bring you more tonight on CBS47 Action News at 5.


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Truthseeker - 2/25/2014 5:18 PM
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Why are you investigating Advanced Disposal? This hits close to home as my dad was an electrician and I was often his helper. No electrician ASSUMES that the power is off. He or she checks for themselves and physically locks it out.
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