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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1265863.015 - Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland


Inspection Nr: 1265863.015
Report ID: 0950614
Open Date: 09/25/2017

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: 311320/Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing from Cacao Beans

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/15/2018


Close Case:03/09/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1265949
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $60,000 $0 $0 $60,000
Current Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $1,275 $0 $23,775
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(G)(2)(A) 03/19/2018 $1,275 $6,000 $0 03/29/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 03/19/2018 $22,500 $54,000 $0 03/29/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 102363.015
Event: 09/18/2017
Employee'S Arm Is Fractured When It Is Pulled Into A Machine

At 2:30 p.m. on September 18, 2017, an employee was cleaning the roller of the c onveyor of the Hamburg Chip Machine for a product changeover. The employee was w earing gloves and got underneath the conveyor to clean the roller with a towel. The employee entered a 22 inch high opening to access the rollers. At this time, the machine was turned off. The employee had finish cleaning part of the roller and with her left hand reached to the power button to rotate the roller and the employee's knee hit the ground and as she reacted her right hand hit the roller which grasped the towel and pulled the employee's right hand into the roller. S he was able to reach the power to turn it off and scream for help. The employee did not de-energize the machine. No guard was in front of the rollers. The emplo yee was hospitalized with a fractured right arm.

Keywords:arm, fracture, guard, lockout, maintenance, roller conveyor

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1265863.015 Hospitalized injury Operations & systems researchers and analysts
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