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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126091131 - Nellson Nutraceutical

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 126091131Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 11/22/2002

Nellson Nutraceutical
5801 Ayala Ave
Irwindale, CA 91706
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2099/Food Preparations, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/07/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/15/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $23,735 $0 $0 $850 $0 $24,585
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 03/10/2003 04/10/2003 $0 $850 $0 12/22/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 3999 B 03/10/2003 03/24/2003 $0 $5,735 $0 12/22/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 3314 A 03/10/2003 03/24/2003 $16,200 $18,000 $0 12/22/2003 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201796661Event: 11/22/2002Employee'S Arm Fractured When Caught In Machine
At about 3:45 a.m. on November 21, 2002, Employee #1 was cleaning the conveyor belt of the accu-cool rotor flow cooling conveyor, Model 1006-8-2, Serial Number 1015, which was located on Line 1. The conveyor belt was not very dirty, so he used a damp towel to clean the teflon-like surface. When Employee #1 finished cleaning the conveyor belt, his coworkers used a pressure hose to do some unrelated cleaning and got water on it. That caused a candy-like material to be transmitted from the rollers to the clean conveyor belt. Employee #1 grabbed a clean towel and began cleaning the conveyor belt while it was running. During this time, the sleeve of his coverall got caught in the upper roller and pulled his right arm between the upper roller and the conveyor belt. A coworker heard Employee #1's screams and came to his aid. The coworker immediately pushed the stop button to stop the conveyor. Employee #1 had his arm all the way to the shoulder wedged between the upper roller and the conveyor belt. The coworker loosened the tension on the conveyor belt and removed Employee #1's injured arm. Employee #1 was transported to the Foothill Presbyterian Hospital where he remained for six days while being treated for five fractures of his right arm.
Keywords: fracture, caught by, roller--mach/part, arm, conveyor belt
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126091131 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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