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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300802139 - Azteca Milling Dba Valley Grain Products

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno


Inspection Nr: 300802139
Report ID: 0950625
Open Date: 07/06/2001

Site Address:
Azteca Milling Dba Valley Grain Products
23865 Ave 18
Madera, CA 93638

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/06/2001


Close Case:08/21/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362100398
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,200
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,200
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 Serious 4002 A 07/11/2001 07/06/2001 $16,200 $16,200 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201082922
Event: 01/13/2001
Employee Amputated Three Of His Fingers

On January 13, 2001, an employee was filling bags of flour when he noticed that the flour was not coming out of the machine. He went outside to the baghouse to see if the flour was being obstructed in any way. The employee placed his right hand into the dropper, which consists of several blades. He amputated three of his fingers. The employee was hospitalized for three weeks for his injuries. One finger was successfully reattached. Several days prior to the accident, maintenance had changed this area from a closed system product flow to an open system. The open system generates reject flour that drops out of the system into barrels to reduce contamination. When this changeover was completed, maintenance failed to replace the dropper guard.

Keywords:amputated, finger, guard

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300802139 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction
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