Inspection: 1245472.015 - Hadley Date Gardens Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino
Hadley Date Gardens Inc.
88120 73rd Ave.
Thermal, CA 92274
83555 Airport Blvd., Thermal, CA 92274
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 111336/Fruit and Tree Nut Combination Farming
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 12/28/2017
|#||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|
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
|1||1245472.015||Fatality||Laborers, except construction|