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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300753209 - Ancien Wines Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 300753209Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 04/21/2011

Ancien Wines Inc
4047 East 3rd Ave.
Napa, CA 94558
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2084/Wines, Brandy, and Brandy Spirits
NAICS: 312130/Wineries
Mailing: P.O. Box 10667, Napa, CA 94581

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/13/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/21/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102648284    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 7 8
Current Violations 1 7 8
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $910 $0 $11,710
Current Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $260 $0 $3,410
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5157 C02 09/13/2011 10/28/2011 $130 $130 $0 09/21/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 5157 C04 09/13/2011 10/28/2011 $0 $130 $0 09/21/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 5157 D02 09/13/2011 09/16/2011 $0 $130 $0 09/21/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 5157 D03 C 09/13/2011 09/16/2011 $0 $130 $0 09/21/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 5157 D04 A 09/13/2011 10/28/2011 $0 $130 $0 09/21/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 5157 G01 09/13/2011 10/28/2011 $130 $130 $0 09/21/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Other 5157 K 09/13/2011 10/28/2011 $0 $130 $0 09/21/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02001 Serious 5157 D05 A 09/13/2011 09/27/2011 $3,150 $10,800 $0 09/21/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201023314Event: 04/20/2011Employee Dies Of Asphyxia After Fall Into Wine Tank
At approximately 7:06 p.m. on April 20, 2011, Employee #1, an assistant wine maker at with Ancien Wines Winery, was transferring red wine from a small portable tank to a larger wine tank (10 ft high and 5 ft in diameter).The procedure included purging the larger tank and displacing oxygen with argon gas to prevent wine spoilage. Nitrogen gas was also used to inflate the rubber seal of the tank's floating lid after the wine transfer was completed. When Employee #1 failed to return his service truck to the employer's house after regular working hours, the employer tried unsuccessfully to reach Employee #1's cell phone. The employer then proceeded to the winery and found Employee #1 unconscious inside the tank. He died of asphyxia.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, respiratory, unconsciousness, asphyxiated, confined space, inhalation, nitrogen, fall, tank, argon
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300753209 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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