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Inspection: 300817574 - Foster Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Modesto

Nr: 300817574Report ID: 0950624Open Date: 11/18/2004

Foster Farms
6751 S Gurr Rd
Merced, CA 95340
Union Status: Union
SIC: 0251/Broiler, Fryer, and Roaster Chickens
NAICS: 112320/Broilers and Other Meat Type Chicken Production
Mailing: 843 Davis, Livingston, CA 95334

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/28/2004
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:03/16/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362349680    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $160 $160
Current Penalty $160 $160
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 02/03/2005 03/23/2005 $160 $160 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201105400Event: 08/23/2004Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Pulled Into Running Fan
On August 23, 2004, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, had been troubleshooting a problem with a 36-in. exhaust fan in a chicken house. He unplugged the fans electrical cord from the wall next to the fan unit. When finished, he plugged the cord back into the wall. Since the fan is on auto-start according to the controller, it did not start up. The employee proceeded to wipe off the dust that accumulated on the fan motor when the fan did auto-start. The exhaust air grabbed the rag he was using and pulled it and his hand into the fan blade. Employee #1 was hospitalized with an amputated finger.
Keywords: struck by, finger, fracture, amputated, mechanic
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300817574 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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