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Inspection: 315526731 - Sanyo Foods Corporation Of America

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 315526731Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 11/17/2011

Sanyo Foods Corporation Of America
11955 Monarch St
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2098/Macaroni, Spaghetti, Vermicelli, and Noodles
NAICS: 311823/Dry Pasta Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/25/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/15/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $780 $0 $13,380
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $780 $0 $13,380
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 01/27/2012 02/29/2012 $335 $335 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3273 A 01/27/2012 02/29/2012 $335 $335 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 14300004 A 01/27/2012 02/29/2012 $110 $110 $0 -
  4. 02001 Serious 4075 A 01/27/2012 02/01/2012 $12,600 $12,600 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202553699Event: 11/10/2011Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated When Caught In Machine
On November 10, 2011, Employee #1, a temporary worker for Sanyo Foods Corporation of America, was checking the operation of the Distributor Machine, where noodles are dispensed from a batch into package-sized portions. Employee #1 was positioned next to a kettle, where brine is stored and pumped into sprayers on the production line. The kettle, which does not have any automatic shut-off sensor, had overflowed. The concrete floor was slippery from the brine and residual oil. Employee #1 slipped on the floor when he started to walk away, and he grabbed the frame of the Distributor machine to keep from falling. An unguarded chain and sprocket was operating on the inside of the frame. The tips of four of his fingers were pulled into the pinch point between the chain and the sprocket. All four tips were amputated by the operating chain and sprocket. Emergency responders were called, and Employee #1 was taken to a local medical center for treatment.
Keywords: chain, amputated, finger, lockout, caught between, point of operation, sprocket, nip point, hand, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315526731 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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