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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310490149 - Vans International Foods

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 310490149Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 12/14/2007

Vans International Foods
3285 Vernon Ave
Vernon, CA 90058
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2038/Frozen Specialties, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 311412/Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/14/2008
Close Case:01/06/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $550 $0 $16,750
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $200 $0 $16,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 461 C 05/14/2008 07/01/2008 $200 $275 $0 05/19/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3320 05/14/2008 07/01/2008 $0 $275 $0 05/19/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3314 C 05/14/2008 05/22/2008 $16,200 $16,200 $0 05/19/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202454427Event: 12/08/2007Employee Amputates Hand In Picking Drum
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on December 7, 2007, Employee #1, an oven operator in the Production Department, was counting missing and damaged clips on the picking drum. He was working with a coworker. The coworker was at the spray unit, adjusting the amount of oil that was discharging onto the waffle iron, to prevent waffles from sticking. The coworker called out to Employee #1 to ask him whether a correct amount of spray was coming out. As Employee #1 turned to respond, he noticed that two waffles were stuck together. He reached inside the machine to remove the waffle, when the lid came down and amputated his right hand and wrist. Employee #1 was taken to County USC, where he was treated.
Keywords: amputated, cover, food preparation, drum, machine operator, lockout, struck by, hand, puncture, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310490149 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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