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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125861880 - Reason Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 125861880Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 01/06/2000

Reason Farms
6660 Phillips Rd.
9008ville, CA 95747
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0112/Rice
Mailing: 6368 South Township Road, Yuba City, CA 95993

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/16/2000
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:11/02/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361499890    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $100 $0 $10,900
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $100 $0 $5,100
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 02/16/2000 02/22/2000 $100 $100 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 4075 A 02/16/2000 03/16/2000 $5,000 $10,800 $0 03/06/2000 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170869051Event: 10/21/1999Employee'S Finger Amputated In Conveyor Auger
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on October 21, 1999, Employee #1 and a coworker were engaged in routine maintenance on a rice dryer, greasing the shafts and bearings near the top of the elevator. While attaching the grease gun fitting onto the greasing nipple, Employee #1's shirt cuff became entangled in the chain and sprocket driving the conveyor auger. As he tried to pull his shirt free, his finger became caught in the nip point and was amputated at the first joint. He was driven to Sutter-Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, CA, and then transferred to Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA, where he underwent surgery to reattach his finger. The auger's guard had no back side, which allowed access to the nip point.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, amputated, finger, guard, caught by, conveyor, auger, nip point
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125861880 Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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