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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300798873 - Interstate Ag Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

 

Inspection Nr: 300798873
Report ID: 0950625
Open Date: 02/21/2000

Site Address:
Interstate Ag Inc
501 S Alta
Dinuba, CA 93618

Mailing Address:
1591 N Grantland, Fresno, CA 93722

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:1711

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/21/2000

Emphasis:

Close Case:09/13/2010


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362281719
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
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 Serious 1670 A 07/06/2000 07/11/2000 $10,800 $10,800 $0 08/01/2000 D - Govt Dismissed  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201082344
Event: 02/19/2000
Employee Killed In Fall Through Kitchen Ceiling

At 7:15 a.m. on February 19, 2000, Employee #1 was engaged in a project to modify some ductwork above the kettles in the kitchen of a food processing facility. He used an extension ladder to reach an elevated stainless steel platform above the T-bar ceiling. Immediately after getting up on the platform, Employee #1 fell approximately 14 ft through one of the ceiling tiles and landed, head first, on the floor. He was transported to Dinuba Hospital and then to University Medical Center in Fresno, CA, where he was pronounced dead. The elevated platform was not equipped with any guardrails. Employee #1 had a safety harness and had been trained in its use, but he did not have the harness on nor was the line attached to a secure point on the building. The employer was cited for a serious, accident-related violation of T8CCR 1670(a), for failing to insure that employees used a safety harness when exposed to a fall in excess of 7 1/2 ft.

Keywords:head, ceiling, work rules, safety belt, construction, ceiling panel, fall, fall protection, tie-off, work surface

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300798873 Fatality Other Sheet metal workers
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