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Inspection: 107341273 - Comstock Michigan Fruit Div. Of Curtice Burns Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Buffalo

Nr: 107341273Report ID: 0213600Open Date: 03/02/1990

Comstock Michigan Fruit Div. Of Curtice Burns Inc.
500 Spring Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2037/Frozen Fruits, Fruit Juices, and Vegetables

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/12/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/06/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901511550 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $1,920 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,920
Current Penalty $1,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 I 04/23/1990 05/26/1990 $480 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C07 I 04/23/1990 05/18/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100147 D02 04/23/1990 05/18/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01001D Serious 19100147 D04 I 04/23/1990 05/18/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01002 Serious 19100219 F03 04/23/1990 04/26/1990 $480 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02001 Other 19040002 A 04/23/1990 05/18/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 03001 Serious 5A0001 05/15/1990 05/18/1990 $640 $640 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14485817Event: 03/02/1990Employee'S Hand And Arm Caught When Freeing Jammed Pallet
At 1:00 p.m. on March 2, 1990, Employee #1, using a fork lift vehicle, loaded the Freezer Room M Tote Conveyor with four-pallet loads of frozen produce. Employee #1 electronically signaled the completion. The forklift driver, who was in the repack room, opened the door between this conveyor and the adjoining conveyor in his workroom. The opened door activated both conveyors and started delivering the produce from room to room. The guards above and below the delivery end of the Freezer Room M conveyor were missing. At the time of accident, a board at the bottom of pallet was evidently loose and got caught in the conveyor at the doorway. The employee reached under the conveyor (where the guards were missing) in order to free the pallet. Employee #1's glove was grabbed, pulling his hand into the chain and sprocket drive. As a result, Employee #1's hand and part of this forearm were caught and amputated. Employee #1 claimed that the conveyor was not running when he reached under the conveyor. Each conveyor had a switch which could be locked in the off position.
Keywords: glove, guard, caught between, industrial truck, conveyor, pallet, frozen, freezer compartment, door, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107341273 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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