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Accident: 129218.015 - Employee Is Killed Falling Into Sump And Drowns

Accident: 129218.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 09/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491342.01509/03/2020D&L Farms, Inc.

At 8:00 a.m. on September 3, 2021, an employee, an irrigator, was tasked with tu rning off irrigation valves that stopped the flow of water from a nearby river t o a sump which flowed to an irrigation ditch at an alfalfa farm. At some point i n the late evening or early morning, the employee turned off a valve next to a s ump that was uncovered and fell into it and drowned. The employee was discovered at approximately 7:00 am. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene and the coroner transported his remains.

Keywords: agriculture, drowning, fall, irrigation equipment, sump tank

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491342.015 20 M Fatality Farm workers

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