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Accident: 119473.015 - Employee Falls Into Irrigation Ditch While Having Seizure An

Accident: 119473.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1427709.01508/30/2019Pucheu Bros. Ranch Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on August 29, 2019, an employee was monitoring water that was being pumped from a ditch by several syphon hoses into a cotton field while sitting on the edge of an irrigation ditch. The ditch had approximately two and a half feet of water in it and the employee suffered a seizure that caused him to fall into the ditch. The employee drowned.
Keywords: water, irrigation equipment, drown, agriculture, drowning, fall, ditch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1427709.015 47 M Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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