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Inspection: 126062009 - Nissin Foods (Usa) Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles


Inspection Nr: 126062009
Report ID: 0950641
Date Opened: 08/10/2000

Site Address:
Nissin Foods (Usa) Co Inc
2001 W. Rosecrans Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/13/2000

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Case Closed: 10/25/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362567620
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3 6
Current Violations 2 1 3 6
Initial Penalty $36,000 $0 $36,000 $1,695 $0 $73,695
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $36,000 $1,695 $0 $55,695
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 342 A 11/13/2000 12/01/2000 $425 $425 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 3314 F 11/13/2000 12/16/2000 $635 $635 $0 -  
3. 01003 Other 3314 H 11/13/2000 12/16/2000 $635 $635 $0 -  
4. 02001 Serious 3203 A07 C 11/13/2000 11/23/2000 $9,000 $18,000 $0 12/28/2000 J - ALJ Decision  
5. 03001 Repeat 3314 A 11/13/2000 11/23/2000 $36,000 $36,000 $0 12/28/2000 J - ALJ Decision  
6. 04001 Serious 4002 A 11/13/2000 12/16/2000 $9,000 $18,000 $0 12/28/2000 J - ALJ Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201161908
Event: 07/29/2000
Employee'S Hand Lacerated When Caught In Soup Hopper

On July 29, 2000, Employee #1, a soup machine operator, was instructed by a coworker to thoroughly clean the R-10 soup machine, including the large, newly installed soup hopper and the surrounding area in the soup room. Following the employer's verbal instructions, Employee #1 left the power on, unplugged the hopper sensor, emptied the large hopper, removed the bag, and proceeded to clean the gate with a brush. He was holding the brush in his left hand inside the hopper gate and had his right hand on the RELEASE button, but when he took his right hand off the RELEASE button, the gate closed on his left hand. Employee #1 sustained lacerations to his hand, for which he was hospitalized. The power source to the soup machine was not de-energized or disengaged, and the soup hopper gate was neither mechanically blocked nor locked to prevent unintended movement. The coworker was already off work at the time of the accident. The employer did not provide Employee #1 with detailed training and written instructions on several related issues, including: (1) how to shut down and secure the large soup hopper; (2) what tools or equipment to use for cleaning; (3) how to apply locks, blocks, and/or tags to the large soup hopper; and (4) how to verify lockout effectiveness for the large soup hopper. The employer was cited for an accident-related violations of T8CCR 3203(a)(7)(c), for lack of an IIPP; and a violation of T8CCR 3314(a),for cleaning, repairing, servicing, and adjusting prime movers, machinery, and equipment.

Keywords:work rules, cleaning, locking pins, caught by, lockout, laceration, untrained, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126062009 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Packaging and filling machine operators
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