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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1093812.015 - Chapala Berry Farms Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office

Nr: 1093812.015Report ID: 0950612Open Date: 09/21/2015

Chapala Berry Farms Inc.
205 Web Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 111334/Berry (except Strawberry) Farming
Mailing: 64 B Penny Lane, Watsonville, CA 95076

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/11/2016
Close Case:08/08/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1022291    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 6
Current Violations 3 3 6
Initial Penalty $45,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $45,750
Current Penalty $31,500 $0 $0 $2,250 $0 $33,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A)(4) 03/11/2016 $750 $750 $0 03/28/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 3395(F)(3) 03/11/2016 $750 $6,750 $0 03/28/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 3395(G) 03/11/2016 $6,750 $18,000 $0 03/28/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Serious 3395(H)(1) 03/11/2016 $6,750 $6,750 $0 03/28/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 05001 Serious 3395(H)(2) 03/11/2016 $18,000 $6,750 $0 03/28/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 06001 Other 3395(I) 03/11/2016 $750 $6,750 $0 03/28/2016 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 79760.015Event: 09/18/2015Berry Farm Laborer Collapses And Dies
At 3:15 p.m. on September 18, 2015, an employee was working as a laborer for a berry farm. He was pruning blackberries. The plants were covered with plastic canopies. He had been working for approximately eight hours, when he became dizzy and disoriented. He lost consciousness and fell down. Coworkers assisted him with first aid and called emergency medical services. The paramedics arrived approximately eight minutes after they received the call. The employee was declared dead at approximately 3:32 p.m. It is thought that he had sustained heat stroke, but that was not certain.
Keywords: unconsciousness, heat stroke, agriculture, dizziness, heat
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1093812.015 Fatality Other Agricultural and food scientists

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