Inspection: 300749744 - Nissen Vineyard Services Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office
Nissen Vineyard Services Inc.
2000 Clover Valley
Upper Lake, CA 95485
1226 Spring St, St. Helena, CA 94574
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 115116/Farm Management Services
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 09/17/2008
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)
Case Closed: 08/28/2010
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Other||3210 B||09/17/2008||09/22/2008||$1,000||$1,000||$0||09/22/2008||F - Formal Settlement|
|2.||01002||Other||3314 G02||09/17/2008||10/10/2008||$700||$700||$0||09/22/2008||F - Formal Settlement|
|3.||01003||Other||3317 A||09/17/2008||10/10/2008||$1,200||$1,200||$0||09/22/2008||F - Formal Settlement|
|4.||02001||Serious||3203 A06 A||09/17/2008||09/22/2008||$4,000||$10,800||$0||09/22/2008||F - Formal Settlement|
|5.||03001||Serious||3389 A||09/17/2008||09/22/2008||$5,400||$10,800||$0||09/22/2008||F - Formal Settlement|
|6.||04001||Serious||4050 D||09/17/2008||09/22/2008||$18,000||$22,500||$0||09/22/2008||F - Formal Settlement|
At 7:55 a.m. on April 16, 2008, Employee #1, an employee of Nissen Vineyard Services, Inc., a vineyard management company, was found in an irrigation pond at Clover Valley Vineyard in Upper Lake, California. Employee #1 was assigned to turn on an irrigation system at about midnight due to a frost warning. The irrigation pump was connected to an unguarded drive shaft and a V8 engine. The string of Employee #1's hooded sweatshirt apparently got caught in the drive shaft and wound around it, causing his left arm to be amputated near the shoulder and his body was thrown into the irrigation pond. There were no witnesses to the incident.
Keywords:amputated, caught by, arm, drown, irrigation equipment, drive shaft
|1||300749744||Fatality||Other||Laborers, except construction|