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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303809933 - Genoa Sausage Company

Inspection Information - Office: North Boston

Nr: 303809933Report ID: 0134000Open Date: 01/17/2002

Genoa Sausage Company
14 Industrial Parkway
Woburn, MA 01801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2013/Sausages and Other Prepared Meat Products
Mailing: P.O. Box 505728, Chelsea, MA 02150

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/04/2002
Emphasis: S:Food ProcessingClose Case:06/04/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200775534   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100120 Q02 III 05/01/2002 06/18/2002 $1,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19101200 F06 05/01/2002 05/06/2002 $1,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19101200 H 05/01/2002 05/06/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200771475Event: 01/16/2002Employee Overexposed To Carbon Dioxide Due To A Clogged Vent
On January 16, 2002, spice was added into a meat chopper machine. The empty bag became sucked into the exhaust system. At some point, the exhaust system failed due to a clogged vent. Carbon dioxide, which was being injected into the meat, vented into the plant, exposing all employees. The employees experienced headaches, nausea, felt faint, etc. and were transported to hospitals for observation, none were admitted. (The sick employees were not listed on injury lines on the original form.)
Keywords: carbon dioxide, overexposure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303809933 Occupation not reported

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