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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119981389 - California Pretzel

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 119981389Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 11/30/2001

California Pretzel
7607 Ave 304
Visalia, CA 93277
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5145/Confectionery
Mailing: P.O. Box 3143, Visalia, CA 93278

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/27/2002
Close Case:09/30/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362103319    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $375 $0 $18,375
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $375 $0 $18,375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 03/07/2002 04/01/2002 $375 $375 $0 07/22/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 02001 Serious 3314 A 03/07/2002 04/01/2002 $18,000 $18,000 $0 07/22/2002 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170629687Event: 11/02/2001Fingertip Amputation
On Novembr 1, 2001, Employee #1 was operating a Hayssen Vertical Form and Fill Machine bagging 3 lb. bags of pretzels when his finger became entrapped in the machine. When the machine became jammed, he stopped it, but did not deenergize it. He reached under the door guard with his left hand to remove the jammed bag, then started the machine with his right hand, catching his left hand in the machine and amputating his fingertip. He was treated and released from Kaweah Delta Hospital.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, caught by, food packaging mach, lockout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119981389 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Packaging and filling machine operators

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