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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1245472.015 - Hadley Date Gardens Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino


Inspection Nr: 1245472.015
Report ID: 0950633
Open Date: 07/03/2017

Site Address:
Hadley Date Gardens Inc.
88120 73rd Ave.
Thermal, CA 92274

Mailing Address:
83555 Airport Blvd., Thermal, CA 92274

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111336/Fruit and Tree Nut Combination Farming

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/28/2017


Close Case:06/05/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1236053
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $40,500 $0 $0 $810 $0 $41,310
Current Penalty $20,250 $0 $0 $810 $0 $21,060
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3203(B)(1) 12/28/2017 01/25/2018 $325 $325 $0 02/28/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 01002 Other 3400(C) 12/28/2017 01/25/2018 $485 $485 $0 02/28/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
3. 02001 Serious 3380(F)(1) 12/28/2017 01/10/2018 $20,250 $20,250 $0 02/28/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order Citation has been deleted.
4. 03001 Serious 3203(A) 12/28/2017 01/10/2018 $20,250 $20,250 $0 02/28/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 96943.015
Event: 07/03/2017
Employee Is Stung By Bees And Dies From Allergic Reaction

At 9:30 a.m. on July 3, 2017, an employee was working in an orchard from an elev ated work bucket of a spray rig being pulled by a tractor, in the orchard rows, applying water on the date bushels with the use of a spray gun. The employee was fatally stung on the head and face multiple times by aggressive bees when a hiv e was disturbed by the water and or from the sound of the spray rig. The employ ee was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived, from anaphylactic shock, after b eing stung up to 30 times on and around the face and head. The fatal incident m ay have been prevented if the employer had identified the hazard related to hive s and bees, took immediate steps to remove employees from zone of danger, took a ppropriate steps to safely remove the identified hive, effectively trained emplo yees on the potential hazards of bees, and training on steps to take when an emp loyee is stung by a bee, especially if the employee is allergic to bee stings.

Keywords:agriculture, allergic reaction, bee sting

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1245472.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction
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