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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314570169 - Pacific Coast Producers

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 314570169Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 08/22/2011

Pacific Coast Producers
1376 Lemen Ave
Woodland, CA 95776
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2033/Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Preserves, Jams, and Jellies
NAICS: 311421/Fruit and Vegetable Canning

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/14/2012
Close Case:04/09/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361685985    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $45,000
Current Penalty $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $45,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3328 G 02/14/2012 03/19/2012 $22,500 $22,500 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 5141 A 02/14/2012 03/19/2012 $22,500 $22,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202492252Event: 08/21/2011Forty Seven Employees Are Exposure To Chlorine Dioxide
On August 21, 2011, Forty seven employees, 38 from the primary employer and nine from a secondary temporary agency, were sent to hospitals for treatment of respiratory irritation after being exposed to chlorine dioxide released inside a tomato processing plant. Three employees were admitted for further treatment. The chlorine dioxide release was due to equipment failure--one safety switch bypassed, pump running contact switch, and the other clogged, flow sensor. The failure by plant and sub-contractor personnel to follow shutdown and restart protocols contributed to the accident. Also, failure to use engineering controls to detect and alert personnel of the harmful exposures in the northeast corner of the plant as was installed and used in the southeast corner of the plant after a similar incident in 2007, which resulted in exposure of employees to chlorine dioxide.
Keywords: respiratory, agriculture, inhalation, gas, chlorine dioxide, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
3 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
4 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
5 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
6 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
7 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
9 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
10 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
11 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
12 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
13 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Inspectors, agricultural products
14 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
16 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
17 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
18 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
19 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
20 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
21 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
22 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, related agricultural occupations
23 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
24 314570169 Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
25 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, related agricultural occupations
26 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
27 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
28 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
29 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
30 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
31 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
32 314570169 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, related agricultural occupations
33 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
34 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
35 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
36 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
37 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
38 314570169 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
39 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
40 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
41 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
42 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
43 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
44 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
45 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products
46 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Inspectors, agricultural products
47 314570169 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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