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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1265863.015 - Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland

Nr: 1265863.015Report ID: 0950614Open Date: 09/25/2017

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
1111 139th Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94578
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 311320/Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing from Cacao Beans
Mailing: 1111 139th Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/15/2018
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1265949    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $60,000 $0 $0 $60,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $60,000 $0 $0 $60,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 3314(G)(2)(A) 03/19/2018 $6,000 $6,000 $0 03/29/2018 -
  2. 02001 Repeat 3314(C) 03/19/2018 $54,000 $54,000 $0 03/29/2018 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102363.015Event: 09/18/2017Employee'S Arm Is Fractured When It Is Pulled Into A Machine
At 2:30 p.m. on September 18, 2017, an employee was cleaning the roller of the conveyor of the Hamburg Chip Machine for a product changeover. The employee was wearing gloves and got underneath the conveyor to clean the roller with a towel. The employee entered a 22 inch high opening to access the rollers. At this time, the machine was turned off. The employee had finish cleaning part of the roller and with her left hand reached to the power button to rotate the roller and the employee's knee hit the ground and as she reacted her right hand hit the roller which grasped the towel and pulled the employee's right hand into the roller. She was able to reach the power to turn it off and scream for help. The employee did not de-energize the machine. No guard was in front of the rollers. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured right arm.
Keywords: roller conveyor, fracture, lockout, maintenance, guard, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1265863.015 Hospitalized injury Fracture Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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