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Inspection: 312578339 - Foster Farms Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Modesto

Nr: 312578339Report ID: 0950624Open Date: 06/14/2010

Foster Farms Corporation
1000 Davis St
Livingston, CA 95334
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2015/Poultry Slaughtering and Processing
NAICS: 311615/Poultry Processing
Mailing: 500 F St, Turlock, CA 95348

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/09/2010
Close Case:12/29/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202520292Event: 12/09/2009Employee Is Injured By Box Of Waste Chicken Parts
Employee #1 was a sorter at a sorting table on a production line at a poultry processing plant in Livingston, CA. Employee #1 was standing at her assigned station, when a box of chicken waste parts hit her from behind, injuring her back and pushing her into the sorting table in front of her, which caused an abdominal contusion. The box was on a cart being pushed by a sanitation employee who was not paying attention and ran into Employee #1. She was taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital in Turlock, CA, where she was evaluated, medically treated, and released the same day. Employee #1 was approximately 10 to 12 weeks pregnant at the time she sustained the back and abdominal injury. Employee #1 sustained a miscarriage a couple of days after the injury and alleged the injury caused her miscarriage. A medical review by Hazard Evaluation System and Information System was performed to evaluate her allegation regarding the miscarriage. Investigation resulted in no citations being issued to the employer.
Keywords: abdomen, food preparation, back, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312578339 Non Hospitalized injury Other Machine operators, not specified

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