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Inspection: 120345004 - Ingomar Packing Company, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Modesto

Nr: 120345004Report ID: 0950624Open Date: 12/11/2003

Ingomar Packing Company, Llc
9950 S. Ingomar Grade Road
Los Banos, CA 93635
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2033/Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Preserves, Jams, and Jellies
NAICS: 311421/Fruit and Vegetable Canning
Mailing: P.O. Box 1448, Los Banos, CA 93635

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/27/2004
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:08/10/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362340812    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $975 $0 $975
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $975 $0 $975
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3329 D 06/02/2004 05/27/2004 $975 $975 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201104734Event: 12/10/2003Employee Is Killed When Struck By Flying Pressurized Object
At approximately 2:35 p.m. on December 10, 2003, Employee #1 was working in the processing area of the food processing plant. He was air testing out-of-service 40-foot long sterilizer tubes, using an inlet/vent flange assembly. Since there was only one assembly for use in testing, he was changing from one tube to another. He was positioned in line with the assembly and tube. He removed the clamp from the assembly but had not relieved the pressure prior to disassembly, causing the assembly to still be pressurized. The unit separated from the tube, flying and striking Employee #1 in the abdominal area. He sustained a penetrating wound and was killed.
Keywords: maintenance, abdomen, packing house, pressure piping, struck by, flying object, pressure release, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120345004 Fatality Puncture Machinery maintenance occupations

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