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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112123567 - Grimmway Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Bakersfield

Nr: 112123567Report ID: 0950626Open Date: 01/08/1992

Grimmway Farms
830 East Sycamore
Arvine, CA 93203
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0723/Crop Preparation Services for Market, Except Cotton Ginning
Mailing: P.O. Box 268, Di Giorgio, CA 93217

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/26/1992
Close Case:04/22/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361262314    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A07C 03/09/1992 04/16/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 3328 G 03/09/1992 04/16/1992 $0 $2,000 $0 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170716559Event: 11/25/1991Employee Injured By Pressurized Hot Water
At approximately 1:50 p.m., on November 25, 1991, Employee #1, of Grimmway Farms, was using a high pressure steam gun, with approximately 3,000 psi, to wash a farm tractor. Employee #1 injected hot water into his rubber boot, penetrating his foot. The operating lever on the steam gun would not shut off the hot water when released. Employee #1 suffered a serious injury to his right foot, for which he was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: steam cleaner, agriculture, cleaning, control lever, laceration, high pressure, foot, hot water, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112123567 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Painters, construction and maintenance

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