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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $450 $0 $18,450
Current Penalty $4,385 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,385
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)(7)(C) 06/12/2019 $0 $450 $0 07/10/2019 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 06/12/2019 $4,385 $18,000 $0 07/10/2019 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 116947.015 Event: 01/15/2019Employee Amputates Pinky While Working On Harvester
At 8:20 a.m. on January 15, 2019, an employee and his coworker were in a broccol i field working on a fabricated broccoli harvester assembling and loading boxes of broccoli heads. A chain system was used to pull a conveyor to move packed box es from the packing stations to the area in the harvester where they were loaded onto pallets. There were approximately 3 to 4 boxes full of product on the conv eyor when the conveyor came to a stop due to the chain coming off its track. The employee informed his coworker that the conveyor had come to a stop and was not moving. The coworker instructed the employee to tum off the motor and then plac e the chain back in place. The employee accidentally accelerated the conveyor in stead of stopping it. When he lifted up the chain with his left hand to unjam it , the conveyor reengaged its movement, catching his left pinky finger between th e conveyor and a safety guard. The employee sustained a partial amputation of hi s left pinky finger. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, amputation, belt conveyor, finger
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1373915.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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