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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125672030 - Sun Valley Floral Farms Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding

Nr: 125672030Report ID: 0950623Open Date: 02/02/2000

Sun Valley Floral Farms Inc
8260 Bailey Rd.
Crescent City, CA 95531
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0181/Ornamental Floriculture and Nursery Products
Mailing: 3160 Upper Bay Rd., Arcata, CA 95521

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/03/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/31/2000
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3314 A 03/31/2000 04/05/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201101292Event: 12/13/1999Employee Injured When Finger Amputated
This employer grows cut stock floral products and flowers. Employee #1 works as the manager of one of the farms. Employee #1 was checking the size of the opening on a Gandy soil amendment applicator. Employee #1 did this with the machine running. Employee #1 reached into the bottom of the machine and placed his finger in one of the openings for the material to flow out. Employee #1's son, at the same time, closed the slide that adjusts the opening. Employee #1's ring finger on his left hand was amputated up to the first joint.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125672030 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Managers, horticultural specialty farms

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