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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125877639 - Captek Softgel Int'L Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 125877639
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 03/03/2009

Site Address:
Captek Softgel Int'L Inc
16218 Arthur St
Cerritos, CA 90703

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 311514/ Dry, Condensed, and Evaporated Dairy Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/01/2009


Close Case:04/08/2010

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362463317
Accident 362463325
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $19,125
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,875 $0 $1,875
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 3384 B 09/01/2009 09/18/2009 $0 $375 $0 09/23/2009 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 4187 C 09/01/2009 09/18/2009 $750 $750 $0 09/23/2009 W - Empr Withdrew  
3. 02001 Other 3314 D 09/01/2009 09/18/2009 $1,125 $18,000 $0 09/23/2009 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202529616
Event: 03/02/2009
Employee Injures Hand While Feeding Ribbon Into Dye Rolls

At approximately 7:20 a.m. on March 2, 2009, Employee #1 was feeding gelatin ribbons between the moving left and right die rolls of the set up of an encapsulation machine. As Employee #1 fed the gelatin ribbons into the moving die rolls, one of his fingers on his left hand got caught between the machines left and right die rolls. His left hand was pulled towards the encapsulation machine's die rolls and became wedged between its left and right die roll. Employee #1 attempted to stop the machine by pushing the stop button of the die roll cycle; however, his efforts were not successful. He then cried out for help and nearby coworkers responded, stopping the machine by activating the emergency stop button. Emergency services were contacted, and Employee #1's left hand was pried free from the encapsulation machine's die rolls. He was then taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated for a crushed left hand, which he underwent surgery for mending.

Keywords:die, fracture, finger, guard, machine operator, caught by, roller--mach/part, caught between, crushed, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125877639 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
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