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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1411520.015 - Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bakersfield District Office


Inspection Nr: 1411520.015
Report ID: 0950647
Open Date: 06/27/2019

Site Address:
Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.
7200 East Brundage Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93307

Mailing Address:
7200 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111219/Other Vegetable (except Potato) and Melon Farming

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/20/2019


Close Case:06/22/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1469056
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $41,625 $0 $0 $850 $0 $42,475
Current Penalty $29,475 $0 $0 $425 $0 $29,900
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 43000032 A 12/20/2019 01/09/2020 $425 $425 $0 02/05/2020 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Other 3314(J) 12/20/2019 01/09/2020 $425 $425 $0 02/05/2020 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 12/20/2019 01/02/2020 $11,475 $19,125 $0 02/05/2020 R - Review Commission  
4. 03001 Serious 4002(A) 12/20/2019 $18,000 $22,500 $0 02/05/2020 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 122690.015
Event: 06/21/2019
Employee Amputates Finger When Caught In Machine Shear Point

At 4:15 a.m. on June 21, 2019, an employee was working alone in a plant processi ng room using a water hose to sanitize carrot processing machinery while the equ ipment was in operation. The employee noticed a piece of carrot stuck on an the moving conveyor belt and so he reached into the equipment to remove the carrot. The machine caught the employee's left hand glove and pulled his middle finger i nto the machine shear point. The employee amputated his finger and required hosp italization.

Keywords:amputated, caught by, caught in, cleaning, conveyor, energized, finger, food processing, glove, guard, hand, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, ppe, point of operation, roller conveyor, sheared, unguarded, water

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1411520.015 Hospitalized injury Food Cleanup Worker
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