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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 5 6
Current Violations 1 5 6
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $5,200
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $5,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 14301 A01 07/30/1992 09/01/1992 $400 $400 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3203 B 07/30/1992 09/01/1992 $200 $200 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 23400023 07/30/1992 09/01/1992 $200 $200 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 3249 D01 07/30/1992 09/01/1992 $200 $200 $0 -
  5. 01005 Other 3273 A 07/30/1992 09/01/1992 $200 $200 $0 -
  6. 02001 Serious 4184 B 07/30/1992 09/01/1992 $4,000 $4,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170165864 Event: 07/19/1992Employee'S Fingers Burned By Tortilla Maker
At about 7:30 p.m. on July 19, 1992, Employee #1 was operating a tortilla making machine when she tried to clean stuck dough from the hot plate. Her right fingers were caught between the plates, causing serious burns. She was taken to Fountain Valley Hospital for treatment and remained there for several days. She had been employed by the restaurant for two months. She was trained in safety, including being trained to shut off the machine prior to cleaning the hot plates. But on the day of the accident, the dough was very wet and kept getting stuck, so she tried to remove the dough without shutting off the machine. The tortilla machine has two hot plates that flatten the dough to make tortillas and the machine was not guarded to prevent the operator's hand from entering the point of operation. A serious violation citation is being issued. The employer promised to abate the violation.
Keywords: burn, finger, work rules, cleaning, cooker, lockout, clogged, point of operation, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112059837 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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