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Inspection: 307183228 - Bay Valley Foods

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Nr: 307183228Report ID: 0950636Open Date: 11/30/2006

Bay Valley Foods
17380 Railroad St.
City Of Industry, CA 91748
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2035/Pickled Fruits and Vegetables, Vegetable Sauces and Seasonings, and Salad Dressings
NAICS: 311941/ Mayonnaise, Dressing, and Other Prepared Sauce Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/13/2007
Close Case:12/19/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $20,925 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,925
Current Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 3328 E 04/06/2007 04/16/2007 $0 $2,925 $0 05/07/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3942 A 04/06/2007 04/16/2007 $13,500 $18,000 $0 05/07/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202473302Event: 10/30/2006Broken Coupling Strikes Worker, Injuring Abdominal Area
At approximately 8 p.m. on October 30, 2006, Bay Valley Foods, located in City of Industry, California, employed a sanitation worker. The company engaged in the manufacture of food products such as dips and sauces. The employee was cleaning premix Tank Number 4 located in the production area. The company's procedure for tank cleaning involved scrubbing the tanks while the mills were energized, to circulate the cleaning fluid. The employee was scrubbing Tank Number 4, when he heard a loud noise. He turned in the direction of the noise, and was struck by a piece of a coupling that had broken off from the top of Mill Number 1. The piece struck the employee in the abdomen. There was a guard covering the coupling, but it was not bolted securely. The employee was transported by emergency medical services to Whittier Medical Center. He was hospitalized for eight days, where he underwent surgery and was treated for internal injuries to his abdominal area.
Keywords: abdomen, guard, cleaning, equipment failure, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307183228 Hospitalized injury Other Janitors and cleaners

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