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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1171510.015 - Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bakersfield District Office

Nr: 1171510.015Report ID: 0950647Open Date: 08/18/2016

Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.
7200 E. Brundage Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 111219/Other Vegetable (except Potato) and Melon Farming
Mailing: 7200 E. Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/15/2017
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1126457    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $33,300 $0 $36,000 $0 $0 $69,300
Current Penalty $33,300 $0 $36,000 $0 $0 $69,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3314(H)(2)(B) 02/15/2017 02/28/2017 $15,300 $15,300 $0 05/11/2017 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3942(A) 02/15/2017 02/28/2017 $18,000 $18,000 $0 05/11/2017 -
  3. 03001 Repeat 3314(C) 02/15/2017 02/28/2017 $36,000 $36,000 $0 05/11/2017 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 87915.015Event: 08/17/2016Employee Is Killed When Caught By Rollers In Machine
At 10:00 p.m. on August 17, 2016, Employee #1, a sanitation worker, was assigned to clean the Leaf Eliminator North Roller #7, Equipment Identification Number 802006, in the North Plant of a In feed/Wash out area, MCC #80. Employee #2, a coworker, was assigned as a shuttle driver to roam the MCC #80 area to ensure that the equipment was in operation. Carrots were brought in on trailers from the fields and dumped onto conveyors and then taken to the MCC #80 area. The carrots then traveled over the leaf eliminator rollers to separate debris and leaves from the carrots. At approximately 10:45 p.m., Employee #2 checked the Leaf Eliminator North Roller #7, but did not see Employee #1 working near the machine. At 11:00 p.m., Employee #2 made another round to check the area. From 15 feet away, Employee #2 observed Employee #1 on a platform on the north side of the machine, with both of his hands inside of the machine and was kicking his feet. As he approached the machine, it was still running, but Employee #1 was now unresponsive. Carrots were still running through the equipment. Employee #2 turned the machine off and radioed for help. The opening that Employee #1 reached into was 29 inches from the platform that he was standing on. The opening was 10 inches wide by 62 inches long. The bottom half of the first roller was exposed by the opening. The first roller was one inch inside of the opening. The second roller was five inches from the opening. Each roller was three inches in diameter. The first roller turned upward between the second and third roller. The second roller was removed to free Employee #1 from the machine. The in-running nip point was located seven inches from the opening. The opening had a guard but it was hanging on hinges above it. (The equipment will not turn off if the guard is opened.) Employee #1 was wearing a rain jacket and rain pants, rubber gloves, safety glasses and rubber boots. The employee was crushed and killed by the machine.
Keywords: caught in, unguarded live parts, arm, agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, lockout/tagout, crushed, conveyor, roller--mach/part
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1171510.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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