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Inspection: 1366566.015 - Costco Wholesale Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland

Nr: 1366566.015Report ID: 0950614Open Date: 12/17/2018

Costco Wholesale Corporation
2800 Independence Drivenull
Livermore, CA 94551
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 452910/Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters
Mailing: 2800 Independence Drivenull, Livermore, CA 94551

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/07/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3382(A) 03/12/2019 $22,500 $22,500 $0 03/19/2019 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 112074.015Event: 11/26/2018Worker Loses Eye After It Is Struck By Baling Wire
At 9:15 a.m. on November 26, 2018, an employee was working at a warehouse club o r supercenter. He was using 18-gauge metal baling wire to secure a bale of cardb oard. The bale of cardboard was in a compactor. As he was feeding the baling wir e into the compactor, the wire struck the employee in his left eye. He initially sustained a laceration, and he was hospitalized for fifteen hours. The left eye later became infected and had to be removed.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, baler, equipment operator, eye, flying object, infection, laceration, ppe, struck by, wire line
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1366566.015 Hospitalized injury Stock and inventory clerks

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