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Inspection: 306357500 - Giumarra Vineyards Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno


Inspection Nr: 306357500
Report ID: 0950625
Open Date: 07/30/2004

Site Address:
Giumarra Vineyards Corp
Wheeler Ridge Rd & David Rd Ranch #28
Arvin, CA 93203

Mailing Address:
11220 Edison Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111332/Grape Vineyards

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 01/19/2005


Close Case:03/24/2009

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101080687
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $45,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $50,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $23,000
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 342 A 01/21/2005 01/26/2005 $5,000 $5,000 $0 02/22/2005 W - Empr Withdrew  
2. 02001 Serious 3203 A 01/21/2005 01/31/2005 $0 $9,000 $0 02/22/2005 D - Govt Dismissed Citation has been deleted.
3. 03001 Serious 3439 B 01/21/2005 01/31/2005 $18,000 $18,000 $0 02/22/2005 W - Empr Withdrew  
4. 04001 Serious 3457 C04 01/21/2005 01/31/2005 $0 $18,000 $0 02/22/2005 D - Govt Dismissed Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201085453
Event: 07/28/2004
Farm Worker Killed By Hyperthermia

On July 28, 2004, Employee #1 was picking grapes during a 10-hour shift, when he became ill, began to vomit and then collapsed. The crew foreman was summoned, and only limited assistance was provided. A 911 call was placed but later cancelled, when other employees were unable to provide the exact location of the worksite, panicked, and then hung up. Employee #1 was transported by private car to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, located at least 30 minutes away from the worksite. Employee #1 arrived at the hospital in full cardiopulmonary arrest and died in the ER. The Kern County Coroner determined that hyperthermia was the cause of death. Employee #1 had been working approx. 4.5 days for this employer. According to the Western Regional Climatic Center, the days prior to this incident, the ambient temperature was 102 degrees F and on July 28, 2004, it was 99 to 100 degrees F, 28 percent humidity, and clear skies. The employer had not established an effective injury and illness prevention program. No employees nor were trained on heat stress or first aid. Drinking water was available at the worksite.

Keywords:heat, agriculture, heat stroke, cardiac arrest

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306357500 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Farm workers
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