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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126130483 - Health Valley Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 126130483Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 07/15/1998

Health Valley Company
16100 E. Foothill Blvd.
Irwindale, CA 91706
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2051/Bread and Other Bakery Products, Except Cookies and Crackers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/03/1999
Close Case:05/07/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 3314 A 12/30/1998 01/29/1999 $0 $300 $0 02/16/1999 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170897623Event: 06/23/1998Employee'S Fingertip Lacerated In Drain Pump
Employee #1 was removing the elbow to drain the water from inside steam kettle #B245 when he lost the O-ring seal/gasket that went between the elbow and the opening to the pump. Assuming that the O-ring was inside the opening of the pump, he inserted his right index finger inside the running pump, lacerating the tip but with minimal loss of bone. He had not shut off the pump before putting his finger into it.
Keywords: rotating parts, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, laceration, pump, blind reaching
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126130483 Hospitalized injury Amputation Mixing and blending machine operators

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