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Inspection: 314824277 - Paramount Farms International Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys


Inspection Nr: 314824277
Report ID: 0950643
Open Date: 05/03/2011

Site Address:
Paramount Farms International Llc
13646 Highway 33
Lost Hills, CA 93249

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 115114/Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning)

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/03/2011

Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)

Close Case:06/24/2015

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102636479
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $45,000 $0 $0 $530 $0 $45,530
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $530 $0 $18,530
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 3314 G02 09/23/2011 10/19/2011 $530 $530 $0 09/30/2011 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 4075 A 09/23/2011 09/28/2011 $18,000 $22,500 $0 09/30/2011 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 03001 Serious 3314 C 09/23/2011 10/19/2011 $0 $22,500 $0 09/30/2011 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202470324
Event: 03/29/2011
Employee Amputates Thumb In Conveyor

At approximately 10:07 a.m. on March 29, 2011, Employee #1 was performing a regularly assigned task of cleaning conveyor belts and floors of excess pistachios to prevent buildup and conduct cleaning maintenance. She had been cleaning conveyor tables of pistachio debris and sweeping the floor around and below them. Employee #1 knelt down beside the pistachio sorter table and stretched her right gloved hand under the table to clear the area of pistachios and dust. Her right thumb went between the in-running nip point of a chain and sprocket assembly that powered the conveyor belt. As the assembly was turning, Employee #1's gloved thumb was caught in a nip point, amputating half of her distal thumb phalanx. Employee #1 was transported to a hospital, where she received medical care, after which she was released with a referral to see a hand surgeon.

Keywords:chain, maintenance, amputated, cleaning, thumb, caught between, conveyor, sprocket, nip point

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314824277 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction
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