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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126077783 - Great Western Molting Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 126077783Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 02/29/2000

Great Western Molting Co
5945 S Malt Ave
Commerce, CA 90040
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2083/Malt

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/14/2000
Close Case:09/05/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $280 $0 $280
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $280 $0 $280
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3328 G 06/14/2000 07/14/2000 $280 $280 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201053493Event: 02/11/2000Employee Injured When Head Struck On Grain Bin
At 10:00 p.m. on February 11, 2000, an accident occurred at the East Malt Elevator gallery floor area of the Great Western Malting Company. The company is engaged in the brewing of malt from barley using a step by step process of steeping, germination and kilning. Employee #1, while checking a bin number for malt transfer, struck the front of his head on the existing low overhead structure, and fell on his back onto the floor. Employee #1 dislocated his left shoulder with a blown rotator cuff, and suffered broken bones along with a compression fracture of discs L1 and L2 of the spinal vertebrae. Employee #1 was first taken to Santa Marta Hospital by the local paramedics and is still undergoing physical therapy under the care of a physician for shoulder and back injuries at Long Beach Memorial Hospital.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, struck against, fall, vertebra, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126077783 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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