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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316345735 - Ventura Foods Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 316345735Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 11/02/2012

Ventura Foods Llc
2900 E Jurupa St
Ontario, CA 91761
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2099/Food Preparations, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 311941/ Mayonnaise, Dressing, and Other Prepared Sauce Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/12/2013
Close Case:04/29/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,560 $0 $19,560
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,560 $0 $19,560
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 04/11/2013 04/28/2013 $560 $560 $0 04/30/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3385 A 04/11/2013 04/28/2013 $1,000 $1,000 $0 04/30/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3328 C 04/11/2013 04/21/2013 $18,000 $18,000 $0 04/30/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202478921Event: 10/15/2012Employee Fractures Toes Under Falling Battery
At approximately 9:50 a.m. on October 15, 2012, Employee #1, with Ventura Foods LLC, was operating a forklift/industrial truck manufactured by Toyota Electric Forklift Truck (Model Number 8FBCU25-COMP; Serial Number 63530). Employee #1 was changing the battery of the forklift he was operating. The battery fell approximately two ft from the ground and landed on Employee #1's foot causing a crushing injury. Employee #1 was hospitalized and suffered fractures on two toes of the left foot. The battery was used to power the forklift and weights 2,760 pounds, The battery was located under the seat of the forklift. The lifting beam used in conjunction with an electric hoist to lift the battery was manufactured by Sackett Systems Inc. and has the capacity to carry up to 6,000 pounds. This lifting beam was 47 ins. long by 4.5 ins. wide by 7.5 ins. tall and was made of maple wood and aluminum. The lifting beam weighs 58.6 pounds including the two metal bar hooks attachment of the lifting beam. The main factor causing the accident was the use of deformed metal rod hooks on the lifting beam. The 14.5 in. long shafts of the two metal hooks on the lifting beam were bent backwards from its original shape, making them susceptible to unhooking from the lifting eyelets of the forklift batteries. Also one of the two metal hooks was worn and bent open, again making it susceptible to unhooking from the lifting eyelets of the batteries.
Keywords: battery, fracture, hoisting mechanism, sheet metal, equipment failure, industrial truck, toe, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316345735 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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