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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1484306.015 - Olam West Coast, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office


Inspection Nr: 1484306.015
Report ID: 0950612
Open Date: 07/16/2020

Site Address:
Olam West Coast, Inc.
1350 Pacheco Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

Mailing Address:
1350 Pacheco Pass Highway, Gilroy, CA 95020

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311423/Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/11/2021


Close Case:04/18/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1623933
Complaint 1649620 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,700 $0 $19,700
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $1,275 $0 $11,275
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 3668(F) 01/12/2021 $425 $425 $0 02/09/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 01002 Other 3203(B)(2) 01/12/2021 $425 $425 $0 02/09/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Other 4999(A) 01/12/2021 $850 $850 $0 02/09/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
4. 02001 Serious 5042(A)(6) 01/12/2021 $10,000 $18,000 $0 02/09/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 127907.015
Event: 07/14/2020
Employee Crushes And Amputates Fingers While Installing Exh

At approximately 10:40 a.m. on July 14, 2020, an employee was helping to install an A-2 exhaust fan for a dryer. When attempting to install an exhaust fan, the employee left it unsecured. The exhaust fan tipped over and crushed the employee 's fingers between the hand/guardrail for the dryer and the exhaust fan. The emp loyee was taken to St. Louise Hospital then transferred to O'Conner Hospital and admitted and treated for a crushing injury to the index fingertip and sustained a partial amputation to the middle and ring fingers. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on July 14, 2020, the Division was notified by the employer. On July 16, 2020, the Division opened the investigation. On July 23, 2020, the Division arrived on site and met with the employer. The employer stated that the employee was helpi ng install the A-2 exhaust fan that weighs approximately 700 lbs. While trying t o get it into position, the exhaust fan tipped over and fell against the hand/gu ardrail above the dryer crushing the employee's fingers between the two items.

Keywords:crushed, falling object, fan, finger, fingertip, guardrail, hand, handrail, installing, partial amputation

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1484306.015 Hospitalized injury Mechanical engineering technicians
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