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Inspection: 111917134 - Sarabjit Atwal Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Modesto

Nr: 111917134Report ID: 0950624Open Date: 03/24/1992

Sarabjit Atwal Farms
540 W. Arboleta Ave
Merced, CA 95340
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0191/General Farms, Primarily Crop
Mailing: 15839 Grant Line Road, Tracy, CA 95376

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/16/1992
Close Case:02/25/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361334808    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $250
Current Penalty $250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 05/04/1992 03/24/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3328 E 05/04/1992 05/18/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 3440 C02 05/04/1992 03/25/1992 $250 $250 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 958132Event: 03/21/1992Employee Killed When Wire Lodges In Head
Employee was cutting grass between rows of almond trees driving a Massey Ferguson low profile tractor with a brush hog attached. Apparently, the blades of the brush hog struck some baling wire that was lying on the ground. A piece of the wire was severed by the blade and struck Employee #1 in the back of his head, lodging there. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, metal wire, agriculture, struck by, tractor, blade, housekeeping, bush hog, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111917134 Fatality Puncture Farm workers

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