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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1368903.015 - Supreme Rice, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 1368903.015Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 01/02/2019

Supreme Rice, Llc
102 South 13th St.
Mermentau, LA 70556
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 311423/Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing
Mailing: 102 South 13th Street, Mermentau, LA 70556

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Records Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/02/2019
Close Case:04/16/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1413031 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,630 $0 $6,630
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 19040039 A02 03/20/2019 04/04/2019 $0 $6,630 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 112236.015Event: 12/31/2018Employee Amputates Finger While Working On Air Lock System (
At 11:15 a.m. on December 31, 2018, an employee was working for a firm that manufactured dried and dehydrated food. He was working on a line on which bran was processed. He was working on an air lock system on that line. He broke a flange loose to check the flow of byproduct material. He did not lock out the air lock system. He placed his hand in the system. Rotating cups within the system lacerated the index finger on his left hand. He was transported from a local emergency room to a specialized medical facility. Surgery was performed there on the following day, January 1, 2019. His left index finger was amputated at the first knuckle in accordance with the discretion of the physician in charge. The narrative stated that the event resulted in a fatality, but that seems incorrect. It did not say whether or not the employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputation, lockout, laceration, hand, food processing, caught by, conveyor, finger, emergency response, amputated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1368903.015 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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