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Inspection: 1105855.015 - Jeff Alexander Farming

Inspection Information - Office: Bakersfield District Office

Nr: 1105855.015Report ID: 0950647Open Date: 11/13/2015

Jeff Alexander Farming
Wible Rd, 600 Feet North Of Houghton Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93313
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 115112/ Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating
Mailing: 15401 Manon Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93314

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/13/2016
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $31,500 $8,750 $0 $0 $0 $40,250
Current Penalty $31,500 $8,750 $0 $0 $0 $40,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 1541(B)(2) 05/12/2016 05/26/2016 $8,750 $8,750 $0 05/18/2016 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3203(A) 05/12/2016 05/26/2016 $15,750 $15,750 $0 05/18/2016 -
  3. 03001 Serious 3203(A)(7) 05/12/2016 05/26/2016 $15,750 $15,750 $0 05/18/2016 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 81065.015Event: 11/13/2015Worker Is Killed In Fire When Tractor Shank Strikes Natural
At 3:32 p.m. on November 13, 2015, a worker was operating a Caterpillar tractor (model number: D10N) with a shank attached to rip an approximately 5.5 foot ditch in the soil. While ripping the soil, the tractor's shank struck a 34-inch in diameter underground natural gas pipeline. A spark occurred, igniting the natural gas, causing a fire. The worker was overcome by the flames and was killed.
Keywords: compressed gas, pressure piping, natural gas, fire, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1105855.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Agricultural and food scientists

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