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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1231748.015 - Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland


Inspection Nr: 1231748.015
Report ID: 0950614
Open Date: 05/11/2017

Site Address:
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
1111 139th Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94578

Mailing Address:
1111 139th Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311352 

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/03/2017


Close Case:03/09/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1210686
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $45,000 $2,335 $0 $47,335
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $850 $0 $18,850
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3314(L) 11/03/2017 $850 $1,060 $0 12/11/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 01002 Other 4184(A) 11/03/2017 12/08/2017 $1,275 $1,275 $0 12/11/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order Citation has been deleted.
3. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 11/03/2017 $18,000 $45,000 $0 12/11/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 97083.015
Event: 05/05/2017
Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Repairing An Automated

At 2:00 p.m. on May 5, 2017, an employee was walking by Sig Wrapper #1 and a cow orker requested assistance because the machine was skipping labels. Sig Wrapper #1 is a machine that puts labels on the chocolate bars. The coworker noticed the red light came on the Sig Wrapper 1 machine and pushed the red emergency button to stop the machine. The employee went to look at the part of the machine that holds the label. At this time the coworker went towards the back of the machine to look at the case packer and open the door, which is connected to an interloc k system. The coworker removed the box, closed the case packer door, and pressed the reset button. As the coworker turned around to go towards the employee the coworker saw the employee holding a hand. The employees hand was in the Sig Wr apper #1 label magazine feeder when the machine automatically started and the la bel gripper struck her left index finger tip. The area where labels are processe d has a light sensor to trigger the machine to start. The employees left hand w as in the label feeder which triggered the sensor and the activated the label ma gazine which amputated the employees left index finger.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, automatic machine, automatic restart, finger, lockout, maintenance

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1231748.015 Non Hospitalized injury Operations & systems researchers and analysts
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