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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1626353.015 - 317731005 - Blue Heron Farm Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Salem


Inspection Nr: 1626353.015
Report ID: 1054113
Date Opened: 09/27/2022

Site Address:
317731005 - Blue Heron Farm Llc
5996 Riverside Rd S
Salem, OR 97306

Mailing Address:
Po Box 357, Independence, OR 97351

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111421/Nursery and Tree Production

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/15/2023


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1954488
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $3,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,200
Current Penalty $3,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,200
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious OAR 437-004-0251(2)(A) 02/21/2023 03/13/2023 $2,150 $2,150 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious OAR 437-004-1005(2)(A) 02/21/2023 03/13/2023 $300 $300 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003 Serious OAR 437-004-3410(3)(A)(B) 02/21/2023 03/13/2023 $750 $750 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 150212.015
Event: 08/24/2022
Employee Riding Atv On Farm Incurs Multiple Injuries When Hi

At 6:30 a.m. on August 24, 2022, an employee who worked for a tree farm was driv ing a Honda ATV on a small road. The employee was about to turn left when a non- employee driving a motorcycle T-boned the ATV. The employee was transported to t he hospital and was placed in the ICU with multiple broken bones, a punctured lu ng, and bruises to liver and spleen. The employee died in the hospital on Septem ber 23, 2022, due to the injuries he received in the accident.

Keywords:atv, abdomen, agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, broken bone, chest, contusion, diving helmet, driver, driving, farm, helmet, liver, lung, motor vehicle, motorcycle, ppe, ppe hazard assessment, puncture, spleen

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1626353.015 Fatality Farm workers
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