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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120081450 - Sierra Packing

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 120081450Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 06/16/1998

Sierra Packing
Forrester Rd & Cady Rd
Brawley, CA 92227
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0161/Vegetables and Melons
Mailing: 1625 E Zenos Rd, Holtville, CA 92250

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/31/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/03/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3441 A 09/16/1998 09/21/1998 $750 $750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201061223Event: 05/26/1998Employee'S Leg Broken By Harvesting Machine
On May 26, 1998, Sierra Packing was on site to harvest corn. The harvesting operations were being conducted at night with lights. A crew was working on site in the corn field. The corn stalks were approximately 5 to 6 ft tall. The crew was working in front of the tractor that was pulling a harvesting machine, and a trailer, and another tractor at the end. The tractor was moving forward very slowly, approximately 2 miles per hour. The crew was working on foot in front of the machine. Employee #1, who was first day on the job, was in the field picking corn in front of the harvester. He slipped somewhere, and fell down. Before he could get up, the harvester ran over his left leg and broke his tibia. Employee #1 sustained a compound fracture and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, tibia, slip, corn, harvester, fall, tractor, trailer, run over, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120081450 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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