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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119953669 - Anita'S Mexican Foods Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 119953669Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 04/20/2001

Anita'S Mexican Foods Corporation
1390 West 4th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92411
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2096/Potato Chips, Corn Chips, and Similar Snacks

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/14/2001
Close Case:04/23/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362480717    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,310 $0 $19,310
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 H 08/14/2001 08/17/2001 $0 $375 $0 11/02/2001 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Other 4001 08/14/2001 08/17/2001 $0 $750 $0 11/02/2001 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 01003 Other 6151 E02 08/14/2001 08/17/2001 $0 $185 $0 11/02/2001 W - Empr Withdrew
  4. 02001 Serious 4542 A 08/14/2001 08/17/2001 $18,000 $18,000 $0 11/02/2001 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201154721Event: 03/14/2001Employee Suffers Amputation Of Finger
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on March 14, 2001, Employee #1, a packaging machine operator, was in the process of cleaning the deposited corn from the inner side of a "BOSTON GEAR, Series-100" pre-wash corn mixer machine. Employee #1 was cleaning the machine manually with her right hand when her hand slipped and came in contact with the moving screw augur causing amputation of her right index finger. The pre-wash corn mixer machine did not have a cover or enclosure with an interlocking device so that power cannot be applied to the agitator unless the cover or enclosure is in place on the mixer. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, cleaning, lockout, auger, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119953669 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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