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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1213105.015 - Hokto Kinoko Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1213105.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 03/01/2017

Hokto Kinoko Co
2033 Marilyn Ln
San Marcos, CA 92069
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 111411/Mushroom Production
Mailing: 2033 Marilyn Ln , San Marcos, CA 92069

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/24/2017
Close Case:01/29/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1185793    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $36,000 $0 $0 $5,635 $0 $41,635
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $4,675 $0 $22,675
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) 07/27/2017 $4,250 $5,000 $0 07/27/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3272(B) 07/27/2017 08/31/2017 $425 $635 $0 07/27/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3384(B) 07/27/2017 $0 $18,000 $0 07/27/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 4075(A) 07/27/2017 $18,000 $18,000 $0 07/27/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 93570.015Event: 02/10/2017Employee Partially Amputates Finger In Unguarded Chain And S
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on February 10, 2017, Employee #1 was working at a jobsite where specialty mushrooms were grown, packaged, and wholesale distributed. Employee #1 was working in the packaging room for Eryngii mushrooms. These mushrooms traveled in containers on roller conveyors to various stations in the packing room. Employees were assigned to clean, clip and package the mushrooms for shipment. The employees had finished work for the day and were performing daily cleanup in their work areas, which involved sweeping and wiping down the conveyors. A team lead coworker was present in the work area and supervising the employees. Employees were also cleaning in the second floor Eryngii packing room, using brooms, mops, and towels. The packing room was a clean room, where employees wear coveralls, foot covers, hair nets and latex gloves. The roller conveyor was still running as employees cleaned around their area. There were two sets of rollers, one was waist high and the other was about shin high. Other conveyors operate overhead. There was also a drive mechanism under the rollers. Employee #1 had a towel that she was using to wipe down the waist-high set rollers on the east side of the room. One end of the towel slipped out of her hand and was caught by an unguarded chain and sprocket drive located under the roller conveyor. She did not shut down the conveyor or apply a lock or tag onto the power source. She reached down to try to pull the towel free with her left hand, but her middle finger was pulled into the chain and sprocket mechanism. The chain and sprocket partially amputated the distal phalanx of her left middle finger. The lead coworker, who was mopping nearby, heard Employee #1 cry out and went over to help. The team lead also applied first aid. The chain and sprocket drive was normally enclosed in a yellow metal box, but the cover had been knocked off at some point days or weeks prior to the incident. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where she received treatment and was then released. The cause of the incident was due to an unguarded chain and sprocket, not using LOTO, and wearing gloves where there is an entanglement hazard.
Keywords: sprocket, conveyor, finger, cleaning, unguarded, amputated, chain, automatic machine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1213105.015 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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