Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (date of earliest event reported): August 25, 2015



Waste Management, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   1-12154   73-1309529

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. employer
identification number)

1001 Fannin, Suite 4000

Houston, Texas

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone number, including area code: (713) 512-6200



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Item 1.04 Mine Safety – Reporting of Shutdown and Patterns of Violations.

On August 25, 2015, Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc., received an imminent danger order issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration under section 107(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 at its Olathe Lone Elm Quarry located at its Lone Elm Landfill in Johnson County, Kansas. The order stated that a mechanic was observed walking and working under a suspended load, consisting of a front end loader tire that was suspended in the air approximately ten feet. No one was injured in the cited incident. The mechanic was removed from the area and safely lowered the suspended load. This order has been terminated. Under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the issuance of this order is required to be disclosed on Form 8-K.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.


Date: September 2, 2015      
    By:   /s/ Barry H. Caldwell
      Barry H. Caldwell
      Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
      Chief Legal Officer