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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310818828 - National Beef California, Lp

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego


Inspection Nr: 310818828
Report ID: 0950632
Open Date: 10/06/2008

Site Address:
National Beef California, Lp
57 E Shank Rd
Brawley, CA 92227

Mailing Address:
P O Box 1211, Brawley, CA 92227

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311611/Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/22/2009

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:02/09/2010

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101074003
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $21,375 $0 $0 $560 $0 $21,935
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $450 $0 $11,250
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 B01 01/22/2009 03/11/2009 $300 $375 $0 02/04/2009 L - State Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3203 A06 B 01/22/2009 03/11/2009 $150 $185 $0 02/04/2009 L - State Settlement  
3. 02001 Serious 3384 A 01/22/2009 02/05/2009 $8,100 $18,000 $0 02/04/2009 L - State Settlement  
4. 03001 Serious 4543 A 01/22/2009 02/05/2009 $2,700 $3,375 $0 02/04/2009 L - State Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201073384
Event: 09/26/2008
Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Meat Saw

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on September 26, 2008, Employee #1 was using a stainless steel meat cutting band saw, Butcher Boy, Model Number SA20, Serial Number F0088, cutting large cuts of beef. Employee #1 was being trained on how to properly cut this specific product on the band saw by a coworker. Employee #1 watched the coworker for a few hours the day prior to the accident. The coworker was standing directly behind Employee #1 while he was making cuts on the band saw. Employee #1 was wearing a left handed metal hand guard but was not provided a right handed metal hand guard. Employee #1 pushed the top sirloin butt through the band saw blade and his right middle finger made contact with the saw blade. His right middle finger was amputated down to the first knuckle.

Keywords:amputated, bandsaw, finger, meat slicing machine, caught by, saw, struck by, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310818828 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators
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