Archive of Notable Citations Issued from 2010 to 2016

Posted below are Cal/OSHA inspections that resulted in citations issued with penalties of $100,000 or more, or those inspections of notable interest to media and the public.

Date Issued Establishment    Inspection Site Cal/OSHA Office Violations Description and
Proposed Penalty
Documents by
Inspection #
Appeal
Documentation   
by Docket #
10/26/2016 Elite Electric Inc. Fontana San Bernardino
General – 1
Serious – 3
Willful Serious – 1
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $130,125

Cal/OSHA issued five citations to Elite Electric after a 29-year-old solar panel installer fell 29 feet through a skylight, suffering extremely serious injuries. The citations included a willful serious violation of the requirement that employers use fall protection systems to keep employees safe. In this case, the employer did not provide the protection even though the company charged the building owner for it. There was no evidence of fall protection anywhere in the building, despite the presence of more than 140 skylights on the roof.

1155351:
N/A. Intent to appeal filed 11/21/2016.
12/03/2015 Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Vallejo American Canyon
General – 2
Serious – 1
Willful Serious – 2
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $149,900

Citations were issued to the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Vallejo as a result of a complaint-based investigation. The citations included willful serious violations of the bloodborne pathogens standard which requires employers to protect workers from blood or other disease-carrying fluids. Cal/OSHA inspectors found in this case that custodial workers were exposed to infection at the hospital's collection box for used needles. The box frequently overflowed with uncapped needles, preventing the lid from closing properly. Workers often removed waste from the box by hand.

1068406:
N/A
11/24/2015 Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. Colton San Bernardino
General – 4
Serious – 10
Total
Violations - 14
Proposed penalties:  $147,090

Cal/OSHA opened an inspection into Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. in Colton as the result of a referral from federal OSHA after their investigation at a Wisconsin facility. The California inspection uncovered 10 serious violations which put employees at substantial risk of death or serious physical harm.

1065683:
N/A
8/13/2015 ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company Torrance Santa Ana Process Safety Management Unit
General – 1
Willful Serious – 6
Serious – 12
Total
Violations - 19
Proposed penalties:  $566,600

On February 18, 2015 ExxonMobil's Torrance refinery released hydrocarbon from its fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit into its electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The hydrocarbons ignited inside the ESP, causing the unit to explode. Eight workers were decontaminated after the incident, and four were sent to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.

1042440:
N/A
1/15/2015 Five Star Plastering Inc. Mission Viejo Santa Ana
Serious – 1
Willful Serious – 1
Accident-Related Serious – 4
Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $164,275

On July 17, 2014 one 23-year-old employee was killed and another 23-year-old employee was hospitalized with serious injuries after suffering electric shock. The men were part of a three-person crew engaged in plastering operations at Mission Viejo High School. The crew was erecting a metal scaffold, with one man at the top level. Employee #1 had accidentally touched nearby 12kv power lines. Noticing employee #1 was unconscious, employee #2 went up and tried to revive him, unsuccessfully. When employee #2 stood up, he also came in contact with the power lines right above the scaffold and fell 20 feet. Employee #1 was electrocuted and pronounced dead at the site. Employee #2 was hospitalized for two weeks. Neither man had been employed with the company for more than a month. Neither man had received any safety training prior to engaging in their job duties.

317388650:
N/A
1/14/2015 Winlup Painting Inc. dba Certapro Painters Los Angeles Los Angeles
General – 1
Serious – 1
Serious Accident-Related – 2
Total
Violations - 4
Proposed penalties:  $30,410

Citations were issued to Winlup Painting Inc., dba Certapro Painters, following a fatal accident on July 15, 2014. Prior to the accident, workers were operating a boom lift at 6145 W. 86th Pl. in Los Angeles for the purpose of painting balcony railings. The boom lift was parked on the street, inside the 11-foot required minimum clearance of a 66kv high-voltage transmission line. The boom made contact with the high-voltage line, electrocuting the 26-year-old worker inside. Inspectors determined that Winlup did not train its workers in safe operation of boom lifts, nor did it identify the hazards of operating such a device near high-voltage lines.

317542306:
2015-R4D1-0463:
11/4/2014 Disney Construction Inc. Winters Sacramento
General – 1
Serious – 9
Total
Violations - 10
Proposed penalties:  $106,100

Citations were issued to Disney Construction Inc. following an accident on May 30, 2014 that killed two workers. The company was building a concrete bridge between the Yolo and Solano Counties over Putah Creek. The employees fell 80 feet from a crane-hoisted platform in the City of Winters. Investigation revealed that Disney Construction's crane had not been certified or visually inspected for defects, the crane operator failed to perform an unmanned trial run or have a competent person inspect the rigging before usage, and there was no qualified signal person to assist with the lifting operation.

317251106:
2014-R2D1-3749
through
2014-R2D1-3758:
8/20/2014 Menzies Aviation Los Angeles Los Angeles
Serious Accident Related – 3
Serious – 1
Regulatory – 1
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $77,250

Citations were issued to Menzies Aviation following a fatal accident to a worker on February 21. The employer did not accurately report the incident to Cal/OSHA. The employer failed to ensure employee seat belt use on tow tractors in the workplace. The employer failed to remove unsafe equipment from service. A bench grinder's work rest was improperly set. The employer did not ensure seat belt use as provided by the equipment manufacturer.

317541076:
14-R4D1-2739
through
14-R4D1-2743:
7/14/2014 National Distribution Center dba NFI Mira Loma San Bernardino
Serious - 4
General - 1
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties -
Failure to abate:  $308,435
Original citation:     $27,830

Failure to Abate: On or before March 25, 2014, the employer did not ensure that employees who operate in close proximity to forklifts or electrical pallet jacks in the facility were provided with appropriate foot protection, including but not limited to steel-toe safety shoes, in an environment where there is a hazard of falling objects and crushing actions from mobile equipment, including but not limited to forklifts and electric pallet jacks.

Description: The employer did not provide exit of directional signs along the length of the consolidation facility at intervals necessary to provide the employees with knowledge of the six emergency exits available. Did not ensure that employees loading product from hand carts inside trailers were provided with clear walkways of not less than 24 inches in width. Two instances of not providing permanent walkways and aisles that were clearly defined by painted lines, or other methods of marking. Did not ensure that the employees who operated and/or work in close proximity to forklifts and electric pallet jacks in the facility were provided with appropriate foot protection. Had not immediately repaired or prevented working doors with broken dock plates. Did not provide effective training to employees and supervisors of employees who spent a majority of their time working inside trailers that are packed outside.

316215441 :

316208636:
13-R3D3-0049 through
13-R3D3-0053 :
12/27/2012 National Distribution Center dba NFI Mira Loma San Bernardino
Serious - 4
General - 1
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $27,830
The employer did not provide exit of directional signs along the length of the consolidation facility at intervals necessary to provide the employees with knowledge of the six emergency exits available. Did not ensure that employees loading product from hand carts inside trailers were provided with clear walkways of not less than 24 inches in width. Two instances of not providing permanent walkways and aisles that were clearly defined by painted lines, or other methods of marking. Did not ensure that the employees who operated and/or work in close proximity to forklifts and electric pallet jacks in the facility were provided with appropriate foot protection. Had not immediately repaired or prevented working doors with broken dock plates. Did not provide effective training to employees and supervisors of employees who spent a majority of their time working inside trailers that are packed outside.
316208636 :
13-R3D3-0049 through
13-R3D3-0053 :
4/28/2014 Coker Equipment Inc. San Diego San Diego Office
Failure to Abate General – 4
General – 1
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $143,075
The citations are the result of a follow-up inspection conducted on February 12, 2014 as a consequence of the employer's failure to abate violations identified during a previous investigation of a June 12, 2012 tower crane accident.
317230753 :
4/25/2014 Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont Fremont District Office
Serious – 6
General – 1
Total
Violations - 7
Proposed penalties:  $89,000
Citations were issued to Tesla Motors, Inc. for six Serious and one General violation. The employer did not conduct periodic inspections of use of a low pressure die casting machine, and allowed employees to continue using the machine after a safety interlock had been damaged, which resulted in injuries to three employees who were sprayed with molten metal. The employer failed to release the air pressure used to inject molten aluminum into molds before servicing, did not maintain the machine in safe operating condition and did not use a protective shield. The employer did not ensure that employees were trained in the hazards of using the machine, and did not ensure that employees used eye and face protection.
317216729 :
4/17/2014 Bay Area Rapid Transit District Walnut Creek Concord District Office
Willful/Serious – 3
Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $210,000
Citations were issued to the Bay Area Rapid Transit District for three Willful-Serious citations related to a fatality involving two track workers. The employer failed to ensure that only qualified electrical workers were allowed to perform work or take any conducting object within an area where there is a hazard of contact with energized conductors. The employer's program was not effectively implemented with respect to the training provisions, in that the employer allowed employees, who had been given a new job assignment, to perform that job while having not completed the training. The employer did not develop and institute controls to safeguard personnel during railcar movement, and allowed workers to conduct work on the railway tracks where trains were travelling in excess of 65 miles-per-hour. Furthermore, the employer's control method, namely the "Simple Approval" procedure, does not safeguard personnel working on tracks during railcar movement.
316819051 :
4/14/2014 Three Frogs Inc. La Mesa San Diego District Office
Serious - Accident Related – 5
Serious – 3
General – 5
Total
Violations - 13
Proposed penalties:  $91,865
Citations were issued to Three Frogs, Inc. for five Serious-Accident Related, three Serious, and five general. Employees of Three Frogs, Inc., were not under the direction of a qualified Tree worker when they used improper methods and procedures to cut a large Eucalyptus tree, which resulted in an Employee sustaining fatal injuries. Employees were not trained and instructed in the hazards involved in their job assignments. A job briefing was not conducted by a qualified tree worker before beginning the job assignment, and when significant changes were made that affected the employees safety. A qualified tree worker did not determine the appropriate rigging system for the removal of the tree at the work site. Wedges, block and tackle, and other lowering devices not used when there was a danger that the tree being removed could fall in the wrong direction.
317230167 :
I-317230167 through
III-317230167 :
4/11/2014 Butler Amusement Inc. Fresno Fresno District Office
Willful / Serious – 3
Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $101,250
Citations were issued to Butler Amusement, Inc. for three Willful-Serious citations for failure to maintain equipment according to manufacturer's safety recommendations, failure to ensure proper installation of all fastenings and use of the rides without necessary supports following inspections of the rides at the Big Fresno Fair.
316727502 :
14-R2D5-1413 through
14-R2D5-1415 :
4/10/2014 Gerdau Reinforcing Steel West Santa Clara Foster City District Office
Serious – 2
General – 1
Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $36,750
Citations were issued to Gerdau Reinforcing Steel West for two serious and one general citations related to an accident involving the fatal injury of a truck driver who was struck by a bundle of rebar which became displaced and fell off a flat-bed truck during an unloading process at a construction site in Santa Clara.
315776625 :
12/10/2013 Schindler Elevator Corporation Santa Clara Foster City District Office
Serious – 3
Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $54,000
Citations were issued to Schindler Elevator Corporation for three serious citations. The company was working on a construction site in Santa Clara. The serious citations were issued for Schindler's failure to implement and/or ensure implementation of the required elements of an Injury and Illness Prevention Program; failure to enclose the counter weights that had been installed for freight elevators with guards; and failure to guard the counterweights that had been installed for freight elevators, exposing the employees working within the elevator hoistway and pit to the hazardous reciprocating and running actions of the counterweight.
315776005 :

14-R1D3-0158
through
14-R1D3-0161:
9/6/2013 Henkel Corporation Baypoint Concord District Office
Willful / Serious Accident Related – 2
Serious - Accident Related – 2
Serious – 2
General – 1
Total
Violations - 7
Proposed penalties:  $200,825
Citations were issued to the Henkel Corporation for six serious violations, two of which are considered willful serious, as well as one general violation. The German multinational company has a manufacturing plant in Bay Point, where the accident occurred. The willful violations were issued for Henkel's failure to properly set up and maintain operation guards for the mixer involved; and for the failure to follow its own Injury and Illness Prevention Program provisions regarding the identification and correction of serious hazards posed by the mixer. The investigation also revealed the company continued to operate the mixer despite knowing that the partial guard on the mixer exposed workers to dangerous moving parts. One of the serious violations issued against Henkel was for the company's failure to ensure that sleeves on employee coveralls fit tightly so clothing would not get caught in machinery.
316817113 :
13-R2D2-1386,
13-R2D2-1387:

13-R2D2-3010 through
13-R2D2-3016:

13-R2D2-3016 :
9/5/2013 Bechtel Construction Operations Inc. Santa Margarita Bakersfield District Office
Serious – 2
Regulatory - 2
General – 1
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $40,680.00
Cal/OSHA issued five citations to Bechtel Construction Operations, Inc., two of which are Serious, and two of which are considered Willful Regulatory. The investigations were brought on after workers at the California Valley Solar Ranch and the Topaz Solar Farm were confirmed to have contracted Valley Fever.
313388571 :
13-R4D7-3026 through
13-R4D7-3030 :
9/4/2013 CLP Resources Inc. Santa Margarita Bakersfield District Office
Serious –3
Regulatory - 2
General – 1
Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $45,740.00
Cal/OSHA issued six citations to CLP Resources, Inc., two of which are considered Serious and two Willful Regulatory. The investigations were brought on after workers at the California Valley Solar Ranch and the Topaz Solar Farm were confirmed to have contracted Valley Fever.
313388563 :
13-R4D7-3195 through
13-R4D7-3200 :
9/4/2013 Papich Construction Company, Inc. Santa Margarita Bakersfield District Office
General – 1
Total
Violations - 1
Proposed penalties:  $185.00
Cal/OSHA cited Papich Construction $185 for lack of proper heat illness prevention training procedures. The investigations were brought on after workers at the California Valley Solar Ranch and the Topaz Solar Farm were confirmed to have contracted Valley Fever.
313388589 :
13-R4D7-2891 :
9/4/2013 Papich Construction Company, Inc. Santa Margarita Bakersfield District Office
Serious – 1
Regulatory - 1
Willful - 1
General – 1
Total
Violations - 4
Proposed penalties:  $39,225.00
Cal/OSHA issued four citations, one of which is Serious and another Willful Regulatory, to Papich Construction Company, Inc. The investigations were brought on after workers at the California Valley Solar Ranch and the Topaz Solar Farm were confirmed to have contracted Valley Fever.
313388621 :
2013-R4D7-3241 through
013-R4D7-3244 :
9/4/2013 First Solar Electric, Inc. Santa Margarita Bakersfield District Office
Serious – 3
Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $15,180.00
Cal/OSHA issued three Serious citations to First Solar Electric, Inc. for lack of effective engineering controls to mitigate exposure to airborne dust, and for not implementing a written respiratory protection program, among other violations. The investigations were brought on after workers at the California Valley Solar Ranch and the Topaz Solar Farm were confirmed to have contracted Valley Fever.
313388555 :
13-R4D7-3280 through
13-R4D7-3282 :
9/4/2013 Hot Line Construction, Inc. Santa Margarita Bakersfield District Office
General – 1
Total
Violations - 1
Proposed penalties:  $560.00
Cal/OSHA issued Hot Line Construction, Inc., one General citation for not evaluating the medical suitability of respirators for employees. The investigations were brought on after workers at the California Valley Solar Ranch and the Topaz Solar Farm were confirmed to have contracted Valley Fever.
313388597 :

N/A
9/4/2013 CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc. Santa Margarita Bakersfield District Office
Regulatory - 1
Total
Violations - 1
Proposed penalties:  $500.00
Cal/OSHA issued CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc. one Regulatory citation for denying Cal/OSHA inspectors access to employee exposure records upon request.  The investigations were brought on after workers at the California Valley Solar Ranch and the Topaz Solar Farm were confirmed to have contracted Valley Fever.
313388613 :
13-R4D7-2799 :
5/10/2013 Sutter East Bay Hospitals
dba ABSMC
Oakland Oakland District Office
Willful / Serious – 2
Regulatory – 1
General – 2
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $142,970
Citations were issued to the Alta Bates Sutter Medical Center in Oakland as a result of a complaint investigation. The citations included willful serious violations relating to failures to implement the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard. The Willful serious violations included the failure to establish and maintain a negative pressure isolation room for ATD cases in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit and the failure to place suspect tuberculosis cases in isolation rooms.
315320242 :
2013-R1D4-1621, 2013-R1D4-1622, 2013-R1D4-1623 :
5/8/2013 The Walt Disney Co. dba Disneyland Resort Anaheim Santa Ana District Office
Willful / Serious – 1
Serious – 1
Repeat General – 1
General – 2
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $82,025
Citations originally issued on April 12, 2013 were amended on May 8, 2013 by Cal/OSHA.
The investigation was launched as the result of a serious injury to an employee of HSG Professional Window Cleaners, Inc. that took place on November 21, 2012 when the worker was performing maintenance on the exterior of the Space Mountain attraction.
315531715 :

N/A
4/17/2013 HSG Professional Window Cleaners, Inc. Anaheim Santa Ana District Office
Serious / Accident Related – 1
Serious – 3
Regulatory – 1
General – 1
Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $60,995
Citations were posted by the DOSH Santa Ana district office to HSG, Professional Window Cleaners, Inc., upon completion of an accident investigation. An employee suffered serious injuries on November 21, 2012 when the shackle attached to his working line separated from the unapproved anchorage point on the Space Mountain building, causing him to fall approximately 45 feet down the exterior and into a small parapet wall.
315531707 :
2013-R3D1-1303
through
2013-R3D1-1307 :

2013-R3D1-1303/1307 :
3/22/2013 The Walt Disney Co. dba Disneyland Resort Anaheim Santa Ana District Office
Serious – 2
Total
Violations - 2
Proposed penalties:  $30,150
Citations were issued as the result of a serious injury to a Disneyland employee on October 3, 2012. The injured employee, one of two maintenance machinists performing maintenance on a Space Mountain vehicle, suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries when the vehicle struck him.
315531277 :
2013-R3D1-1131, 2013-R3D1-1132 :
2013-R3D1-1131 :
1/30/2013 Chevron USA Richmond Contra Costa Process Safety Management Unit
Willful Serious – 11
Serious – 12
General – 2
Total
Violations - 25
Proposed penalties:  $963,200
On August 6, 2012, a fire broke out at the Chevron Richmond refinery when a corroded pipe in Chevron's #4 Crude Unit began leaking. Cal/OSHA immediately launched an investigation into the fire and the leak repair procedures throughout the refinery, and found that Chevron did not follow the recommendations of its own inspectors and metallurgical scientists to replace the corroded pipe that ultimately ruptured and caused the fire. They also found that Chevron did not follow its own emergency shutdown procedures when the leak was identified, and did not protect its employees and employees of Brand Scaffolding who were working at the leak site. There were also violations in Chevron's overall implementation of its own "process safety management" (PSM) procedures, required by Cal/OSHA of all refineries.
314331877 :
314332370 :

13-R6D3-655
through 662 :

13-R6D3-663
through 678 :
1/30/2013 Brand Energy Services of California Richmond Oakland District Office
General - 3
Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $2,060
Brand Scaffolding was onsite at the Chevron Richmond refinery on August 6, 2012, and its employees were exposed to hazards when Chevron's #4 Crude Unit began leaking.
314332321 :

N/A
7/2/2012 Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods, Inc. Fontana High Hazard Unit
(Santa Ana)
Repeat
Serious - 2
Serious - 1
Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $39,690
The Santa Ana High High Hazard Unit issued citations to Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods, Inc., from three accident investigations These investigations have a combined total of $39,690 in proposed penalties and include: 2 repeat serious and 1 serious.
314758889 :
2012-R6D2-2295 through
2012-R6D2-2313 :
6/29/2012 EDCO Waste & Recycling Services Lemon Grove San Diego District Office
Regulatory - 1
General - 2
Serious - 1
Serious / Willful - 1
Serious / Accident Related - 2
Total
Violations - 7
Proposed penalties:  $111,935
The San Diego District Office issued seven citations totaling $111,935 in penalties to Southern California-based EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, Inc., a collection and recycling company with a history of safety violations and worker injury. Citations include a Serious and Willful violation and Serious Accident-Related violations that resulted in a severe injury to a worker at EDCO. Cal/OSHA had previously cited this company for the same problems that led to this recent worker injury. These new citations resulted from an accident and serious worker injury on December 31, 2011 while workers were connecting a hydraulic cylinder to the packer device in a garbage truck. The hydraulic system was activated to extend the cylinder outward to be connected to the packer, which compacts the trash that has been dumped into the truck. The injured worker was standing on the packer unit inside the truck body when the cylinder struck it, causing him to fall onto an area between the packer and the truck body wall where he sustained crushing injuries.
315343236 : 2012-R3D2-2043 :
6/22/2012 Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods, Inc Fontana San Diego
Regulatory - 2
General - 4
General: Failure to Abate - 2
Serious - 12
Repeat
Regulatory - 1
Repeat
General - 2
Repeat
Serious - 3
Total
Violations - 26
 
314758715 :
N/A
6/4/2012 Orange County Metal Processing Fullerton Santa Ana District Office
Serious - 8
General - 14
Regulatory - 4
Willful / General - 3
Willful / Serious - 1
Total
Violations - 30
Proposed penalties:  $163,220
The DOSH Santa Ana district office initiated this investigation on a referral from the Orange County District Attorney's Office's "Strike Force," a collaboration of local, county and state agencies that focus on employers who are in violation of multiple environmental, labor, and health and safety laws. The investigation resulted in the issuance of 30 citations, including four Willful cites and $163,220 in penalties to the Orange County Metal Processing plating shop Fullerton in this complaint referral investigation. Three Willful General citations related to lack of an Injury Illness Prevention, Hazard Communications and Respiratory Protection programs because the 30-year old business has been issued 15 citations by DOSH in 1996, and had received extensive information from a health and safety consultant related to these requirements. A Willful Serious citation was issued for the lack of secondary containment between vats of zinc cyanide and hydrochloric acid in December 2011 because the employer had failed to act on orders from the Fullerton Fire Department in April, May and June 2011 to prevent generation of hydrogen cyanide gas in the event of a tank rupture.
315526970 :
N/A
5/10/2012 Vista Paint Corporation Fullerton Santa Ana District Office
Serious - 12
General - 2
Regulatory - 1
Total
Violations - 15
Proposed penalties:  $159,040
Citations issued in this fatality investigation. An employee was cleaning a 3000-gallon mixing tank when he lost consciousness. Another employee, walking by and who assumed the first employee was sleeping, entered the tank to wake him up in the event he would be disciplined by a supervisor. When a third employee observed employees 1 and 2 sitting/lying down, a fourth employee was called over to check on them, at which point the Plant Manager was summoned. He then called 911. Employee 1 was pronounced dead at the scene, and employee 2 was resuscitated and taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for 4 days and treated for chemical asphyxiation. DOSH/Santa Ana established jurisdiction and investigated the site for their confined space entry program, air-testing procedures, oxygen levels, carcinogen levels and more to determine why the employees were overcome."
315526707 : 2012-R3D1-1707
through
2012-R3D1-1719 :
3/21/2012 Community Recycling & Resource Recovery and A & B Harvesting Lamont Fresno district office
General - 5
Serious - 7
Serious accident related - 5
Total
Violations - 17
Proposed penalties:  $168,015
Citations were issued by Cal/OSHA Fresno district office after the fatality of two brothers working at Community Recycling who died due to inhalation of hydrogen sulfide gas while cleaning an underground storm drain system at the facility. Employees at the Community Recycling facility were extricated from a water drain pipeline by the Kern County Fire Department and transported to Kern Medical Center. DOSH/Fresno established jurisdiction and investigated the site for their confined space entry program, air-testing procedures, oxygen levels, methane levels and more to determine why the employees were overcome. This was a multi-employer investigation because one of the workers killed was identified as an employee of A & B Harvesting.
315072637 :
315072645 :
2012-R2D5-1156
through
2012-R2D5-1168 :
2/16/2012 American Apparel (USA) LLC Garden Grove Santa Ana District Office
General - 7
Serious - 1
Willful / Serious - 1
Total
Violations - 9
Proposed penalties:  $100,285
Citations were issued by the DOSH Santa Ana district office after an employee was seriously injured while attempting to remove a roll of completed fabric from the circular weaving machine. This injury was a result of the machine suddenly energizing while the employee was inside of the cage. There were problems with one of the start buttons on the machine, so the employee contacted the facility maintenance person to fix the issue. While the machine was being repaired, the maintenance person stepped away to obtain a tool, when he returned he found the operator crushed and unconscious inside the circular weaving machine. The local fire department removed the employee from the machine and transported him to West Anaheim Medical located in Anaheim, CA, where the employee expired moments after arriving.
315525634 : 2012-R3D1–0943, 2012-R3D1-0944, 2012-R3D1–0945 :
2/14/2012 International Dioxcide, Inc. Woodland Sacramento district office
Serious - 1
Total
Violations - 1
Proposed penalties:  $18,000
Citations were issued by Cal/OSHA Sacramento district office after investigating the August 2011 incident in which forty seven employees were sent to hospitals for treatment of respiratory irritation after being exposed to chlorine dioxide released inside a tomato processing plant. The release was due to equipment failure; failure by plant and sub-contractor personnel to follow shutdown and restart protocols; and, failure to use engineering controls to detect and alert personnel of the harmful exposures in the plant. International Dioxcide, Inc., the creating employer at the Pacific Coast Producers multi-employer worksite failed to maintain the Unpeeled Flume System at the processing plant in a safe operating condition.
314570177 : 2012-R2D1-0739 :
2/14/2012 Pacific Coast Producers Woodland Sacramento district office
Serious - 2
Total
Violations - 2
Proposed penalties:  $45,000
Citations were issued by Cal/OSHA Sacramento district office after investigating the August 2011 incident in which forty seven employees were sent to hospitals for treatment of respiratory irritation after being exposed to chlorine dioxide released inside a tomato processing plant. The release was due to equipment failure; failure by plant and sub-contractor personnel to follow shutdown and restart protocols; and, failure to use engineering controls to detect and alert personnel of the harmful exposurs in the plant.
314570169 :
N/A
2/13/2012 Festival Fun Parks, LLC dba Raging Waters of Sacramento Sacramento Sacramento district office
Regulatory/General - 1
Serious - 4
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $45,440
Cal/OSHA's Sacramento district office issued citations to Festival Fun Parks, dba Raging Waters of Sacramento after two employees and 17 guests at Raging Waters located at 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento were transported to various area hospitals. Subjects were treated and released within hours. The injured workers and guests experienced respiratory problems while using the Breaker Beach Wave Pool resulting from potential chlorine overexposure. The accident was reported to DOSH by Sac. Fire Dept. at 1810 hrs. The accident occurred when the filtering motor stopped circulating the water (due to a broken motor shaft) in the wave pool and the pool cleaning chemicals accumulated in the system. Upon discovering the pump failure, a second filtering pump was brought on-line resulting in excessive release of sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid into the wave pool.
314572256 :
N/A
2/12/2012 Titan Propane, LLC dba Northern Energy Lincoln Sacramento district office
General - 1
Serious - 4
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $42,975
Cal/OSHA's Sacramento district office issued citations upon completion of an investigation after receiving a call from the HR manager for Heritage/Titan Propane LLC (DBA Northern Energy) to file an accident report. The accident at Titan Propane was at 980 - 9th Street, Lincoln, CA. Northern Energy is a commercial liquid propane gas (LPG) supplier. A propane rail car exploded while workers were taking measurements and running checks on the extremely flammable liquid propane inside the rail car tank, when some LPG being released flashed causing a fire.
314572660 : 2012-R2D1-0632, 2012-R2D1-0633, 2012-R2D1-0634, 2012-R2D1-0635, 2012-R2D1-0636 :
2/7/2012 Rainbow of Hope AKA Rainbow of Hope Foundation, Realm Catalyst Inc. and Strategic Sciences Inc. Sylmar Van Nuys District Office
Serious accident-related - 2
Willful Serious - 24
Serious - 18
General - 3
Total
Violations - 47
Proposed penalties:  $540,890
Cal/OSHA's Van Nuys District Office issued citations to Rainbow of Hope aka Rainbow of Hope Foundation, Strategic Sciences Inc. and Realm Catalyst Inc. as the result of an investigation into an explosion that occurred at an alternate fuel development and experiment facility. The explosion occurred when a pressure vessel containing compressed oxygen/hydrogen gas exploded. Three employees were injured as a result of the blast, two critically. One worker lost his left arm below the elbow, the second critically injured employee lost his right arm below the elbow and his right leg below the knee. Another worker was treated and released for minor injuries. Citations issued included a violation for maintaining non-insulated copper pipes on the output side of a generator used in the production of TyLar gas, failure to properly identify the components of the TyLar gas and its associated physical and chemical hazards as required, and for continuing to store compressed oxygen and hydrogen gases (known incompatible gases) in pressurized vessels prior to use for the production of TyLar gas. The employer previously knew that hydrogen gas is incompatible with oxidizers, yet continued to manufacture and store the two gases in mixture together.
314825910, 314827940, 314827890 :
314825910 :
314827940 :
314827890 :
12-R4D3-651 - 659,
12-R4D3-660 - 668,
12-R4D3-669 - 677,
12-R4D3-792 - 794 :

12-R4D3-651
1/13/2012 National Distribution Centers & Tri-State Staffing Chino Santa Ana High Hazard Office
General - 31
Serious accident-related - 2
Serious - 29
Regulatory - 2
Total
Violations - 64
Proposed penalties:  $256,445
Cal/OSHA's High Hazard Unit issued citations on Friday Jan 13, with total penalties of $256,445 in nine inspections against a Chino, CA, warehouse (National Distribution Center) and its temporary help staffing contractor (Tri State Staffing) that resulted in 31 General, 29 Serious, two Serious/Accident-Related and two Regulatory citations. The investigations, which took place at four warehouse locations in Chino, included complaint-initiated inspections opened on August 2nd and 8th, and a reported indoor heat illness case opened on September 1. The General cites issued related to unsafe electrical, lack of personal protective equipment, ineffective injury and illness prevention programs and lack of a heat illness prevention program. The Serious citations related to fall protection systems for high-rise pickers, unstable storage stacking, unguarded machinery, unlocked bailer and compactor controls, lack of forklift speed limits or their enforcement, and problems with emergency eye washes. Three of the four locations inspected were dual employer locations - at the fourth location National Distribution Center was the sole employer.
31475618 :
314757600 :
314757055 :
314757063 :
314757121 :
314757139 :
314757147 :
314757154 :
314757162 :
2012-R6D2-0391 :
9/27/2011 All American Window Cleaning Inc. Huntington Beach Santa Ana District Office Regulatory - 1

General - 2

Willful Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $136,200
Citations were issued as a result of a fatal investigation when a 27 year old window washer was electrocuted while attempting to wash windows on a three story building using a Tucker Pole. The pole was extended 39'4" and came in contact with an electrical utility power line running approximately 37' above the nearby sidewalk.
31369823 : 2011-R3D1-2612, 2011-R3D1-2613, 2011-R3D1-2614 :
9/21/2011 Shimmick Construction Co., Inc.
Obayashi Corporation, A Joint Venture
Yorba Linda Santa Ana District Office Serious - 6

General - 6

Willful / Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 14
Proposed penalties:  $197,375
Citations were issued by the DOSH Santa Ana district office upon completion of an investigation after receiving a report that on March 22, 2012 a low pressure 2-inch natural gas line had been struck by a back hoe operator while excavating. The incident occurred at the Metropolitan Water District, Diemer Water Treatment Plant in Yorba Linda, CA While the investigation was ongoing, on April 25, 2012 a second back hoe operator struck the same 2-inch natural gas line in the same excavation while under the supervision of the same foreman. There were no reported injuries.
313169724 : N/A
8/15/2011 KB Trim, Inc. Los Angeles Santa Ana EEEC District Office Serious willful - 2

Serious - 6

General - 1

Total
Violations - 9
Proposed penalties:  $180,265
The Division issued citations including two citations classified as serious willful. KB Trim, Inc. had previously been inspected during an enforcement action on Feb. 16, 2011. At that time two Orders Prohibiting Use (OPUs) had been issued for imminent hazards posed by lack of proper guarding on various machines and equipment, including cloth cutting, cloth rolling, bench grinder, sewing machines and an electrical panel. On a revisit to the business on April 11 to verify abatement in order to remove the OPUs, employees were observed working on some of the OPU-tagged equipment.
31454755 : 2011-R6D5-2254, 2011-R6D5-2255, 2011-R6D5-2256, 2011-R6D5-2257, 2011-R6D5-2258, 2011-R6D5-2259, 2011-R6D5-2260, 2011-R6D5-2261, 2011-R6D5-2262 :
7/19/2011 Baxter Healthcare Corp. dba
Baxter Bioscience
Los Angeles Los Angeles District Office Serious willful - 4

Serious - 6

General - 1

Total
Violations - 11
Proposed penalties:  $371,250
The Division issued citations after concluding an investigation of a confined space fatality and two serious injuries. On January 21, 2011, an employee entered a vessel measuring approximately 7 by 7 feet with an opening of 18 inches in diameter. The vessel contained 237 liters of a mixture of 40% ethanol, buffers and human plasma. Air in the vessel had been displaced by Nitrogen gas which had been bubbled through the product during the 20 hours prior to the accident. The investigation indicates that the victim entered the vessel to measure the temperature of the mixture using a short probe temperature meter. This was the fifth time he had entered the vessel on his shift. He collapsed upon entering the oxygen deficient vessel atmosphere and was discovered by his supervisor. The supervisor instructed two other technicians to rescue the victim, and also collapsed upon entering. They were all extricated by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The first victim died on scene, and the rescuers suffered serious injuries. One of them remains hospitalized since the January incident while the second technician who attempted the rescue is in good condition.
300874211 2011-R4D1-1945, 2011-R4D1-1946, 2011-R4D1-1947, 2011-R4D1-1948, 2011-R4D1-1949, 2011-R4D1-1950, 2011-R4D1-1951, 2011-R4D1-1952, 2011-R4D1-1953, 2011-R4D1-1954, 2011-R4D1-1955 :
6/1/2011 CA Dept. of Mental Health/Napa State Hospital Napa Santa Rosa District office Serious - 2

General - 1

Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $16,875
The Division issued citations after concluding an investigation into an attack by an individual on an employee which resulted in serious injury. On December 11, 2010 the employee was assaulted by an inmate while he was escorting him off the ward. The employee was found wandering the grounds by co-workers and was taken to the hospital and treated for severe head injuries. The serious citations issued were for failure to correct the unsafe work practice of employees escorting individuals with poor violent impulse control without proper protective methods and failure to have an emergency alarm system to provide proper, effective and timely warning to police an emergency responders when an employee is experiencing an assault by an individual.
300752722 2011-R1D5-1527, 2011-R1D5-1528, 2011-R1D5-1529 :
4/12/2011 CA Dept. of Mental Health/Napa State Hospital Napa Santa Rosa District Office Willful -1

Serious - 4

General - 1

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $100,140
The Division issued citations after concluding an investigation into the death of an employee at the hospital. On October 24, 2010, she had apparently been asphyxiated, and a patient at the hospital has been arrested in her death. Factors believed to be involved in the fatality include lack of adequate employee alarm systems on the unit, non-existent alarm systems outside the units, inadequate police presence in the event of assaults, and no enforcement of written policies and procedures by the employer.
300752581 : 2011-R1D5-0938, 2011-R1D5-0939, 2011-R1D5-0940, 2011-R1D5-0941, 2011-R1D5-0942, 2011-R1D5-0943 :
3/9/2011 LFP Video Group LLC
doing business as Hustler Video
Canoga Park High Hazard Unit – Santa Ana Serious - 3

Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $14,175
Citations resulted after a complaint-based inspection about employer's failure to ensure the use of appropriate personal protective equipment, such as condoms, to protect employees from possible exposure to potentially infectious materials during the course of producing adult videos.
312318348 : 2011-R6D2-0966, 2011-R6D2-0967, 2011-R6D2-0968 :
12/3/2010 Delta Window Cleaning Orinda Concord District Office Regulatory - 1

General - 1

Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 4
Proposed penalties:  $17,550
Citations resulted after one window washer died and a second suffered burns on June 5, 2010, when the manlift they were in came within one foot of an overhead power line causing an arc flash and creating a fire inside the lift basket.
314323643 : 2010-R2D2-3889, 2010-R2D2-3890, 2010-R2D2-3891 :
11/17/2010 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego High Hazard Unit
(Santa Ana)
Willful Serious
Repeat - 1

Serious
Willful - 1

Total
Violations - 2
Proposed penalties:  $137,500
The Division's High Hazard Unit issued citations after completing an investigation that was prompted by a complaint.
312317241 : 2010-R6D2-3793, 2010-R6D2-3794 :
11/9/2010 Reliable Container Corp. Santa Fe Springs West Covina District Office General - 1

Serious Willful - 2

Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $141,050
Citations issued as the result of a fatality investigation. On May 12, 2010, an employee was cleaning the print plates of a print press machine when another employee operating a forklift pushed one end of the print press machine inward closing the machine and pinning the employee between the forklift and the print press.
312663628 : 2010-R3D6-3592, 2010-R3D6-3593, 2010-R3D6-3594 :
9/16/2010 Pacific Gas & Electric Company Benicia Concord District Office Serious Willful Accident Related - 1

Serious Accident-Related - 3

Serious - 4

Regulatory - 1

Total
Violations - 9
Proposed penalties:  $176,165
Citations issued as the result of a fatality investigation. An employee was electrocuted while working inside an energized underground enclosure located in a residential area in Benicia.
311076269 : 2010-R2D2-3004, 2010-R2D2-3005, 2010-R2D2-3006, 2010-R2D2-3007, 2010-R2D2-3008, 2010-R2D2-3009, 2010-R2D2-3010, 2010-R2D2-3011, 2010-R2D2-3012
9/8/2010 Dave Shaw Concrete & Block Inc. Hermosa Beach Los Angeles District Office Serious Willful - 1

Serious Accident Related - 2

Serious - 2

Regulatory - 2

General - 7

Total
Violations - 14
Proposed penalties:  $128,945
Citations issued in this fatality investigation. An employee fell approximately 15 feet, was engulfed in sandy soil and asphyxiated. He had been standing on pieces of wood lagging he was using as a work platform, placed on the fork attachment of a Bobcat Loader. The employee was attempting to drive an 8" structural "I" beam into a 16 foot deep by 2 foot diameter hole inside a 5 foot deep excavation, using a Mikasa portable vibrating tamping rammer when the accident occurred. The structural steel was intended to be part of a shoring system for the excavation. The tamping rammer dislodged from the fork attachment and the wood the employee was standing on. The employee's supervisor had devised the pile driving procedure used at the time of the accident.
300873189 : 2010-R4D1-3021, 2010-R4D1-3022, 2010-R4D1-3023, 2010-R4D1-3024, 2010-R4D1-3025, 2010-R4D1-3026
4/29/2010 Gateway Pacific Contractors Inc. Chico Redding Field Office General - 2

Regulatory – 2

Serious - 5

Serious Willful - 1

Total
Violations - 10
Proposed penalties:  $128,750
The citations are the result of an accident investigation where an employee was injured while working in an 18' deep excavation that partially collapsed. The excavation was not protected from cave-ins by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with Title 8 Construction Safety Orders. Cal/OSHA inspector returned the next day and observed two employees working in this excavation. A total of ten citations were issued including a $70,000 willful serious citation for employee not protected from cave-ins by adequate protective system.
120200902 : 2010-R2D3-1502, 2010-R2D3-1503, 2010-R2D3-1504, 2010-R2D3-1505, 2010-R2D3-1506, 2010-R2D3-1507, 2010-R2D3-1508 :
4/19/2010 Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Oakland Oakland District Office General - 5

Regulatory – 2

Serious - 1

Willful - 2

Total
Violations - 10
Proposed penalties:  $101,485
Citations involve violations of the new Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard. They were issued after exposure to staff at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland in connection to a life-threatening exposure of bacterial meningitis. The case also involves citations issued to the Oakland Police Department and Oakland Fire Department. The exposure resulted in the emergency hospitalizations of an Alta Bates employee and an Oakland police officer for treatment of bacterial meningitis.
312358609 : N/A 2010-R1D4-1620, 2010-R1D4-1621, 2010-R1D4-1622, 2010-R1D4-1623, 2010-R1D4-1624 :
4/19/2010 Oakland Police Department Oakland Oakland District Office General - 7

Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 9
Proposed penalties:  $31,520
Citations involve violations of the new Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard. They were issued after exposure to staff at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland in connection to a life-threatening exposure of bacterial meningitis. The case also involves citations issued to the Oakland Police Department and Oakland Fire Department. The exposure resulted in the emergency hospitalizations of an Alta Bates employee and an Oakland police officer for treatment of bacterial meningitis.
312358617 : 2010-R1D4-1382, 2010-R1D4-1383, 2010-R1D4-1384, 2010-R1D4-1620, 2010-R1D4-1621, 2010-R1D4-1622, 2010-R1D4-1623 :
4/19/2010 Oakland Fire Department Oakland Oakland District Office General - 5

Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $2,710
Citations involve violations of the new Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard. They were issued after exposure to staff at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland in connection to a life-threatening exposure of bacterial meningitis. The case also involves citations issued to the Oakland Police Department and Oakland Fire Department. The exposure resulted in the emergency hospitalizations of an Alta Bates employee and an Oakland police officer for treatment of bacterial meningitis.
312358732 : 2010-R1D4-1385 :
4/15/2010 Chargers Football Company LLC San Diego San Diego District Office Regulatory - 1

Total
Violations - 1
Proposed penalties:  $375
Citation and special order was issued as the result of a fatality investigation occurring to a regular game day employee who suffered sever trauma to the head and body as a result of a fall in excess of 20 feet from a press box / coaches' booth to stadium seats at Qualcomm Stadium on Oct. 19, 2009. Employee was descending the stairs to the press box when he bent over and fell, tumbling from the window opening. A special order was issued requiring that the employer provide protection of window openings greater than 30" vertically and 18" horizontally by the installation of guardrails or other barriers.
312679988 : 2010-R3D2-1631, 2010-R3D2-1632 :
4/5/2010 I-COAT COMPANY,LLC Santa Fe Springs West Covina District Office General - 1

Regulatory –2

Serious - 3

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $142,950
This inspection was initiated by a complaint. From 2005 to 2007 there were four instances where employees wearing latex gloves manually dipped optical lenses in hydrofluoric acid to strip antireflective and/or hard coats from lenses suffered burns due to tears in the gloves. Gloves worn by employees were subject to cuts from the sharp edges of lenses allowing acid penetration to the skin. One employee suffered a partial amputation to his right thumb because of hydrofluoric acid induced damage to the bone.
312662125 : 2010-R3D6-1169, 2010-R3D6-1170, 2010-R3D6-1171, 2010-R3D6-1172 :
4/1/2010 Bimbo Bakeries South San Francisco High Hazard Compliance Unit - Santa Ana General - 4

Willful General - 1

Willful Serious - 1

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $76,750
The Division's High Hazard Unit has had a focus on the baking industry with Bimbo Bakeries gaining more attention due to recent accidents and ongoing litigation with the company. The inspections at facilities in Escondido, Montebello and South San Francisco were initiated in November 2009 as a continuation of this ongoing enforcement activity. The High Hazard Unit conducted the inspections and found that the company's facilities continued to allow unguarded equipment to be operated.
313832446 : 2010-R6D1-1091, 2010-R6D1-1092 :
4/1/2010 Bimbo Bakeries Montebello High Hazard Compliance Unit - Santa Ana General - 1

Serious - 5

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  30,250
The Division's High Hazard Unit has had a focus on the baking industry with Bimbo Bakeries gaining more attention due to recent accidents and ongoing litigation with the company. The inspections at facilities in Escondido, Montebello and South San Francisco were initiated in November 2009 as a continuation of this ongoing enforcement activity. The High Hazard Unit conducted the inspections and found that the company's facilities continued to allow unguarded equipment to be operated.
312314644 : 2010-R6D2-1096, 2010-R6D2-1097, 2010-R6D2-1098, 2010-R6D2-1099, 2010-R6D2-1100, 2010-R6D2-1111 :
4/1/2010 Bimbo Bakeries Escondido High Hazard Compliance Unit - Santa Ana General - 1

Serious - 1

Willful - 3

Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $123,535
The Division's High Hazard Unit has had a focus on the baking industry with Bimbo Bakeries gaining more attention due to recent accidents and ongoing litigation with the company. The inspections at facilities in Escondido, Montebello and South San Francisco were initiated in November 2009 as a continuation of this ongoing enforcement activity. The High Hazard Unit conducted the inspections and found that the company's facilities continued to allow unguarded equipment to be operated.
312314677 : 2010-R6D2-1102, 2010-R6D2-1103, 2010-R6D2-1104, 2010-R6D2-1105, 2010-R6D2-1106 :
3/9/2010 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles Los Angeles District Office Regulatory – 1

Serious – 1

Serious Accident Related – 1

Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $29,300
Non-reported accident was discovered by DOSH on September 15, 2009. The non-reported accident occurred on Nov. 17, 2007. At the time of this accident a graduate student researcher received serious burn injuries when ethanol he was working with was ignited by a flame from a Bunsen burner while performing flame sterilization.
126203041 : 2010-R4D1-1005, 2010-R4D1-1006, 2010-R4D1-1007
2/26/2010 Soex West Textile Recycling USA LLC Fresno Fresno District Office General – 2

Serious – 6

Willful General – 2

Willful Serious - 1

Total
Violations - 11
Proposed penalties:  $207,365
An accident investigation was opened after an employee's right hand thumb was amputated while cleaning a running comber – dual employer investigation.
312913726 : 2010-R2D5-0767, 2010-R2D5-0768, 2010-R2D5-0769, 2010-R2D5-0770, 2010-R2D5-0771, 2010-R2D5-0772, 2010-R2D5-0773, 2010-R2D5-0774, 2010-R2D5-0775, 2010-R2D5-0776 :
2/26/2010 Strategic Outsourcing Inc. Fresno Fresno District Office General – 2

Serious – 6

Willful General – 2

Willful Serious - 1

Total
Violations - 11
Proposed penalties:  $207,365
An accident investigation was opened after an employee's right hand thumb was amputated while cleaning a running comber – dual employer investigation.
312913700 : 2010-R2D5-0905, 2010-R2D5-0906, 2010-R2D5-0907, 2010-R2D5-0908, 2010-R2D5-0909, 2010-R2D5-0910, 2010-R2D5-0911, 2010-R2D5-0912, 2010-R2D5-0913, 2010-R2D5-0914 :
2/24/2010 & 2/25/2010 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles Los Angeles District Office Regulatory – 1

General – 9

Serious – 5

Repeat Serious - 1

Total
Violations - 16
Proposed penalties:  $67,720
Complaint inspection on the Molecular Science Lab.
126203017 : 2010-R4D1-0794, 2010-R4D1-0795, 2010-R4D1-0796, 2010-R4D1-0797, 2010-R4D1-0798, 2010-R4D1-0799, 2010-R4D1-0800 :
1/21/2010 California Department of Water Resources Oroville Sacramento District Office Serious – 4

General – 1

Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $141,375
These citations are the result of an accident investigation at Hyatt Power Facility located inside the Oroville Dam where an employee was seriously injured when he was struck by various tools and equipment located in the access tunnel of the river valve chamber. The employee was pulled over the edge of a concrete platform toward the water in the tunnel when a vacuum created by opening the river valves after the energy dispersion ring had been removed.
313228637 : 2010-R2D1-0366, 2010-R2D1-0367, 2010-R2D1-0368, 2010-R2D1-0369, 2010-R2D1-0370, 2010-R2D1-0371 :
1/20/2010 Golden State Foods City of Industry West Covina District Office Serious Accident-Related – 1

Willful Serious – 1

Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 4
Proposed penalties:  $103,300
312661507 : 2010-R3D6-0224, 2010-R3D6-0225, 2010-R3D6-0226, 2010-R3D6-0227 :
1/11/2010 Mission Flavors & Fragrances Foothill Ranch Santa Ana High Hazard District office Willful General – 1

Willful Serious - 3,

Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $192,300
Citations issued as the result of a follow up inspection conducted to evaluate compliance with a Special Order and abatement of citations previously issued on January 20, 2005 which include accident-related for diacetyl exposures to employees.
312313687 : 2010-R6D2-0182, 2010-R6D2-0183, 2010-R6D2-0184, 2010-R6D2-0185, 2010-R6D2-0186, 2010-R6D2-0187:
1/11/2010 Carmi Flavors Commerce Santa Ana High Hazard District office Willful serious - 1

Serious - 3

General - 6

Regulatory - 2

Total
Violations - 12
Proposed penalties:  $83,720
Citations issued as the result of a follow up inspection conducted to evaluate compliance with a Special Order and abatement of citations previously issued on October 16, 2006 which include accident-related for diacetyl exposures to employees.
312313737 : 2010-R6D2-0236, 2010-R6D2-0237, 2010-R6D2-0238, 2010-R6D2-0239 :
12/27/2012 National Distribution Center dba NFI Mira Loma San Bernardino
Serious - 4
General - 1
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $27,830
The employer did not provide exit of directional signs along the length of the consolidation facility at intervals necessary to provide the employees with knowledge of the six emergency exits available. Did not ensure that employees loading product from hand carts inside trailers were provided with clear walkways of not less than 24 inches in width. Two instances of not providing permanent walkways and aisles that were clearly defined by painted lines, or other methods of marking. Did not ensure that the employees who operated and/or work in close proximity to forklifts and electric pallet jacks in the facility were provided with appropriate foot protection. Had not immediately repaired or prevented working doors with broken dock plates. Did not provide effective training to employees and supervisors of employees who spent a majority of their time working inside trailers that are packed outside.
316208636 :
13-R3D3-0049 through
13-R3D3-0053 :

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