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Inspection: 310197975 - Paramount Farms, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys


Inspection Nr: 310197975
Report ID: 0950643
Open Date: 07/20/2007

Site Address:
Paramount Farms, Inc.
13646 Hwy. 33, Fab. Shop
Lost Hills, CA 93249

Mailing Address:
13646 Highway 33, Lost Hills, CA 93249

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111335/Tree Nut Farming

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/18/2007


Close Case:08/11/2010

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101119626
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $24,300 $0 $0 $700 $0 $25,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
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 A07 10/24/2007 11/10/2007 $0 $700 $0 01/04/2008 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 4227 A 12/21/2007 01/07/2008 $0 $6,300 $0 01/04/2008 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 03001 Serious 4227 B 12/21/2007 01/07/2008 $18,000 $18,000 $0 01/04/2008 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202465274
Event: 06/25/2007
Employee Crushed Hand In Shear Press

At 9:40 a.m. on June 25, 2007 Employee #1 was injured at Paramount Farms, a pistachio grower, processor, and shipper. Employee #1 was cutting a 3 inch by 10 inch by 0.125 inch flat plate steel bar. Employee #1 placed the piece of flat steel into the shear press, an Accushear Press; Serial Number 4477, Model number: 850010, Capacity 0.500 inches. Employee #1 was able to insert his hand into the danger zone of the press since the barrier was not adjustable. The opening from the table of the press to the lower level of the barrier was two inches. Employee #1 had his hand in the danger zone of the press when he stepped on the activation pedal. The hold down engaged and trapped Employee #1 left middle finger between the hold down and the table. Employee #1 received a crush to his left middle finger and the attending physician amputated the middle finger to the first joint.

Keywords:amputated, shear, finger, caught between, crushed, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310197975 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported
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