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Inspection: 310199153 - Dos Pueblos Ranch Holdings Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys


Inspection Nr: 310199153
Report ID: 0950643
Date Opened: 10/27/2007

Site Address:
Dos Pueblos Ranch Holdings Llc
Dos Pueblos Canyon Rd., 1/4 Mile W. 1.1 Mile N.
Goleta, CA 93117

Mailing Address:
9001 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111339/Other Noncitrus Fruit Farming

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/02/2007

Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)

Case Closed: 07/10/2008

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102537214
Accident 102537230
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $900 $0 $19,800
Current Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $900 $0 $19,800
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 Other 3421 A 01/02/2008 01/19/2008 $300 $300 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 3421 J 01/02/2008 01/19/2008 $300 $300 $0 -  
3. 01003 Other 3428 A 01/02/2008 01/19/2008 $300 $300 $0 -  
4. 02001 Serious 3421 D 01/04/2008 01/21/2008 $6,300 $6,300 $0 -  
5. 03001 Serious 3381 A 01/02/2008 01/12/2008 $12,600 $12,600 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202465209
Event: 10/26/2007
Employee Is Killled When Struck In Head By Falling Tree Limb

At 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2007, Employee #1 was working as a ranch hand. Employee #1 was struck in the head by a falling tree branch. The branch was 24 inches in diameter and 70 feet long. The branch weighed approximately 2,000 lbs. The employer operated a commercial avocado ranch in the Goleta, California area. The employer has eleven full time employees. Employee #1, a second employee, a Crew Boss, and the Ranch Foreman were cutting a tree branch that had broken from a mature sycamore tree and had fallen onto the roadway. The branch was limiting access for passing traffic on the road. The crew boss was cutting the tree limbs from the branch, and the two employees were removing the limbs from the area and stacking them on the southern side of the tree. The stack was approximately 25 feet from the trunk of the tree. The branch finished breaking and fell in a southerly direction, striking Employee #1 in the back of the head and killing him. Employee #1 was transported to the Santa Barbara County Coroner's office on Oct. 26, 2007.

Keywords:fracture, head, tree limb, chain saw, struck by, concussion

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310199153 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
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