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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1231748.015 - Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland

Nr: 1231748.015Report ID: 0950614Open Date: 05/11/2017

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
1111 139th Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94578
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 311352 
Mailing: 1111 139th Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/03/2017
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1210686    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $45,000 $2,335 $0 $47,335
Current Penalty $0 $0 $45,000 $2,335 $0 $47,335
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314(L) 11/03/2017 $1,060 $1,060 $0 12/11/2017 -
  2. 01002 Other 4184(A) 11/03/2017 12/08/2017 $1,275 $1,275 $0 12/11/2017 -
  3. 02001 Repeat 3314(C) 11/03/2017 $45,000 $45,000 $0 12/11/2017 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97083.015Event: 05/05/2017Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Repairing An Automated
At 2:00 p.m. on May 5, 2017, an employee was walking by Sig Wrapper #1 and a coworker requested assistance because the machine was skipping labels. Sig Wrapper #1 is a machine that puts labels on the chocolate bars. The coworker noticed the red light came on the Sig Wrapper 1 machine and pushed the red emergency button to stop the machine. The employee went to look at the part of the machine that holds the label. At this time the coworker went towards the back of the machine to look at the case packer and open the door, which is connected to an interlock system. The coworker removed the box, closed the case packer door, and pressed the reset button. As the coworker turned around to go towards the employee the coworker saw the employee holding a hand. The employees hand was in the Sig Wrapper #1 label magazine feeder when the machine automatically started and the label gripper struck her left index finger tip. The area where labels are processed has a light sensor to trigger the machine to start. The employees left hand was in the label feeder which triggered the sensor and the activated the label magazine which amputated the employees left index finger.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, maintenance, automatic machine, automatic restart, lockout, finger
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1231748.015 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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