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Accident: 202470738 - Employee Becomes Dehydrated While Moving Pipes In Field

Accident: 202470738 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/19/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482561307/21/20110761J A Contracting
On July 19, 2011, Employee #1, who was apparently employed by J A Contracting, a labor contractor in Visalia, CA, was working at Grimmway Farms, a grower and harvester of crops. At approximately 3:00 p.m., Employee #1 was moving water pipes in the wheat field, so that the harvester machine could harvest the wheat. Employee #1 indicated that he felt cramps, and he told a supervisor that he was not feeling well. The supervisor told Employee #1 to go to the shade, rest, and drink water. After he had rested, Employee #1 told the supervisor that he was well and was going home, because it was the end of the day. Employee #1 then went home, and later in the evening, he began cramping and vomiting. Employee #1's wife took him to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was diagnosed with dehydration. Employee #1 was at the hospital for less than 24 hours. The next day Employee #1's wife notified the employer that he was in the hospital and would not work that day. J A Contracting and Grimmway Farms reported the serious illness on July 20, 2012. No serious, accident-related violations were observed
Keywords: agriculture, pipe, heat exhaustion, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314825613 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Laborers, except construction

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