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Inspection: 120141627 - Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Modesto


Inspection Nr: 120141627
Report ID: 0950624
Date Opened: 07/13/2004

Site Address:
Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery Corp.
1400 S. Yosemite Ave
Oakdale, CA 95361

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311330/Confectionery Manufacturing from Purchased Chocolate

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/02/2004


Case Closed: 02/01/2007

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362348930
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $48,935 $0 $0 $375 $0 $49,310
Current Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $600 $0 $14,100
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 09/15/2004 10/13/2004 $0 $375 $0 09/29/2004 D - Govt Dismissed Citation has been deleted.
2. 02001 Serious 4186 B 09/15/2004 09/30/2004 $6,750 $8,435 $0 09/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 03001 Other 3328 A 09/15/2004 09/30/2004 $600 $18,000 $0 09/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 04001 Serious 3314 A 09/13/2004 09/30/2004 $6,750 $22,500 $0 09/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201104973
Event: 03/16/2004
Employee Finger Amputated When Caught In Bagging Machine

On March 16, 2004, Employee #1 was working at a bagging machine. The bags had been jamming in the machine throughout the shift. He reached up into the machine and attempted to un-jam it by pulling bags down off the plates, which melt the plastic bags closed and cuts them apart. While doing this, the machine activated and closed shut on his left hand. He was hospitalized with an amputation to his left first finger and severe burns to the left hand.

Keywords:burn, amputated, finger, jammed, lockout, caught between, struck by, nip point

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120141627 Hospitalized injury Amputation Packaging and filling machine operators
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