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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314867045 - International Pita Bread Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 314867045Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 03/07/2014

International Pita Bread Inc
1601 S. Grande Vista Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2051/Bread and Other Bakery Products, Except Cookies and Crackers
NAICS: 311812/Commercial Bakeries
Mailing: 1601 S. Grande Vista Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90023

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/03/2014
Close Case:06/02/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $20,250 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $25,250
Current Penalty $20,250 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $25,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 07/07/2014 07/10/2014 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3314 C 07/07/2014 07/10/2014 $14,400 $14,400 $0 -
  3. 03001 Serious 4186 B 07/07/2014 07/10/2014 $5,850 $5,850 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202546305Event: 01/14/2014Employee Amputates Fingertips While Unjamming Machine
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on January 14, 2014, Employee #1 was working at a facility that made dough and baked and packaged pita bread in a production area. Employee #1, a lead mixer, was operating a dough rounder (also called a dough extruder). The dough rounder would receive dough from mix placed in a hopper, which was then lifted into the machine via a dough bowl elevator and out of the dough bowl. The dough was then cut into large pieces, which would then be subsequently divided into small, pita-sized, pieces. While Employee #1 was operating the machine, it became jammed. He did not turn off the machine, deenergizing or lockout/tagout it. Employee #1 placed one of his hands into the dough rounder. Two of his fingertips contacted an 18-inch long blade within the extruder and were amputated. Employee #1 was transported to a hospital, where he received treatment and afterwards was then released.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, mixer, caught by, jammed, lockout, machine--misc
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314867045 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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