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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1403921.015 - Nestle Usa, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office


Inspection Nr: 1403921.015
Report ID: 0950612
Open Date: 05/28/2019

Site Address:
Nestle Usa, Inc.
3080 Hilltop Rd.
Moss Landing, CA 95039

Mailing Address:
3080 Hilltop Rd., Moss Landing, CA 95039

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 311999/All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/06/2019


Close Case:09/28/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1458701
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $42,750 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $44,250
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $14,000 $0 $32,000
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 3203(A)(7)(E) 11/08/2019 $7,000 $750 $0 12/03/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 01002 Other 3314(G)(2)(A) 11/08/2019 $7,000 $750 $0 12/03/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
3. 02001 Serious 3203(A)(6)(A) 11/08/2019 $18,000 $6,750 $0 12/03/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
4. 03001 Serious 3314(C) 11/08/2019 $18,000 $18,000 $0 12/03/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order Citation has been deleted.
5. 04001 Serious 4184(A) 11/08/2019 $18,000 $18,000 $0 12/03/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 116594.015
Event: 05/24/2019
Employee Amputates Two Fingers While Unclogging Grinding Mac

At 8:44 a.m. on May 24, 2019, an employee was operating a Corenco Disintegrator Model# M8A food grinding machine equipped with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) on the motor. The employee shut off the machine and reached in with her hands fr om the bottom to to remove clogged meat from the corners of the machine. The mac hine cycled and the blade caught and cut off the employee's right middle and rin g fingers, requiring hospitalization.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, blade, clogged, finger, food processing, grinder, grinding machine, guard, hand, injury illness prevention program, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, machine operator, meat grinder, me

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1403921.015 Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified
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