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Inspection: 309145936 - Carmi Flavor & Fragrance Company, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca South (Hh Unit)

Nr: 309145936Report ID: 0950662Open Date: 04/20/2006

Carmi Flavor & Fragrance Company, Inc
6030 Scott Way
City Of Commerce, CA 90040
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2087/Flavoring Extracts and Flavoring Syrups, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 311930/Flavoring Syrup and Concentrate Manufacturing
Mailing: 6030 Scott Way, City Of Commerce, CA 90040

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/16/2006
Emphasis: S:Targeted Compl & ConsultClose Case:05/16/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101693430    
 Complaint201677788   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 10 17 27
Current Violations 8 18 26
Initial Penalty $44,140 $0 $0 $7,595 $0 $51,735
Current Penalty $18,720 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $20,720
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $0 $5,000 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 23400016 A 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $0 $135 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 23400021 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $0 $135 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 23400024 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $0 $135 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 3203 A 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $100 $135 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 3210 A 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $200 $275 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Other 3241 A 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $200 $275 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01008 Other 3314 G 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $100 $135 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01009 Other 3320 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $200 $275 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01010 Other 3328 D 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $100 $135 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01011 Other 3650 D 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $0 $0 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 01012 Other 3664 A 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $200 $275 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 01013 Other 3668 A01 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $0 $0 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 01014 Other 4650 E 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $150 $205 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  15. 01015 Other 6151 C01 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $150 $205 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  16. 01016 Other 6151 E02 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $0 $0 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  17. 01017 Other 14300033 A 10/16/2006 11/15/2006 $200 $275 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  18. 02001 Serious 23400022 A 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $1,800 $2,475 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  19. 03001 Serious 3382 A 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $180 $2,475 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  20. 04001 Other 3577 E 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $200 $2,475 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  21. 05001 Serious 3578 G 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $0 $245 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  22. 06001 Serious 4650 D 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $1,800 $2,475 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  23. 07001 Other 5141 A 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $200 $14,400 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  24. 08001 Serious 5144 C01 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $14,400 $14,400 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  25. 09001 Serious 5162 A 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $180 $2,475 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  26. 10001 Serious 5162 B 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $180 $245 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  27. 11001 Serious 5194 E01 10/16/2006 10/23/2006 $180 $2,475 $0 11/30/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201692530Event: 01/01/2005Two Employees Are Hospitalized Due To Diacetyl Exposure
Between January 2005 and March 2006, Employee #1 and Employee #2 became seriously ill with bronchiolitis obliterans while working for Carmi Flavors and Fragrances Co., Inc. located in Commerce, CA. Employees #1 and #2 were compounders at the employer's facility. The facility was a flavor manufacturer where both liquid and powder flavors were manufactured. Employee 1 operated the large and small ribbon blenders. The small blender had a capacity of 50 pounds, and the large blender had a capacity of 1,000 pounds. Employee #1 operated the large blender for the last two years and the small blender for six years before that. Both Employees #1 and #2 made flavors by using recipes in which several raw ingredients were mixed together to make a particular flavor. The flavors included butter flavoring using the compound diacetyl. Both employees developed symptoms including shortness of breath, coughing, and spitting up mucous. After seeing a number of doctors, Employee #1 was diagnosed by a lung specialist in April, 2006 with brochiolitis obliterans attributed to diacetyl exposure. Employee #2 also saw a number of doctors before being diagnosed in August 2006 with bronchiolitis obliterans due to diacetyl exposure. Employees #1 and #2 were not trained on the hazards of the chemicals they were using. The room in which both employees worked did not have adequate ventilation. Employee #1 used a half mask respirator, and Employee #2 used a dust mask while working, but neither was trained on the use of a respirator, and the employer did not have a respiratory protection program in place. Both employees were hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: lung, dust, food preparation, inhalation, chemical vapor, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309145936 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Food batchmakers
2 309145936 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Food batchmakers

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