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Inspection: 125846774 - Land-O-Lakes

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Modesto

Nr: 125846774Report ID: 0950624Open Date: 01/22/2002

240 North Avenue
Gustine, CA 95322
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2022/Natural, Processed, and Imitation Cheese
NAICS: 311513/Cheese Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/30/2002
Close Case:02/01/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3328 E 05/10/2002 01/22/2002 $450 $450 $0 05/28/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Other 342 A 05/10/2002 01/22/2002 $300 $300 $0 05/28/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 02001 Serious 4186 B 05/10/2002 01/22/2002 $18,000 $18,000 $0 05/28/2002 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201102472Event: 01/01/2002Employee'S Finger Amputated By Cream Cheese Filling Machine
Employee #1 was operating a Ben Hill cream cheese machine. The machine was malfunctioning which caused the cardboard boxes and foil not to drop into position correctly. The employee had to continuously stop the machine and correct the foil. In this instance, the employee stopped the machine, cleared the boxes and foil out of the turn table, turned the machine on, and reached forward to grab the lever to begin filling the foil with cream cheese. When the employee reached forward, the step she was standing on slipped and the she fell forward. As she reached with her left hand to steady herself, she placed the middle finger of her left hand into a moving unguarded station on the turn table and amputated her finger from the first joint to the tip. The employee stated that the loose step had been reported to maintenance two weeks prior this accident. The guard that "sometimes" is on the machine at the fill station of the cream cheese machine was not on at the time of the accident. The guard appeared on the machine the day after the accident.
Keywords: amputated, inadequate maint, finger, machinist, slip, lost balance, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125846774 Hospitalized injury Amputation Packaging and filling machine operators

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