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Inspection: 120201264 - River Garden Farms Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 120201264Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 02/21/2007

River Garden Farms Co.
41758 County Road 112
Knights Landing, CA 95645
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0139/Field Crops, Except Cash Grains, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 111219/Other Vegetable (except Potato) and Melon Farming

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/14/2007
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:05/29/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362332447    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $28,800 $0 $0 $995 $0 $29,795
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $685 $0 $15,085
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B01 05/21/2007 05/31/2007 $275 $275 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3384 A 05/21/2007 05/31/2007 $0 $310 $0 06/06/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 5194 E01 05/21/2007 06/07/2007 $410 $410 $0 -
  4. 02001 Serious 3382 A 05/21/2007 06/07/2007 $14,400 $14,400 $0 06/06/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 03001 Other 3383 A 05/21/2007 05/31/2007 $0 $14,400 $0 06/06/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202484952Event: 01/29/2007Worker Is Sprayed In Eyes With Anhydrous Ammonia
On January 29, 2007, Employee #1 was sprayed with anhydrous ammonia at River Garden Farms Company, an agricultural company that cultivated crops. Employee #1 was working as a farm mechanic removing an anhydrous ammonia tank and application rig from a John Deere tractor in the yard of the farm. Employee #1 cut through a hose between the tank and the applicator with a knife. Employee #2 was standing behind Employee #1. When Employee #1 cut the hose, both employees were sprayed with corrosive anhydrous ammonia on the head and chest. After being sprayed, the operations manager helped Employees #1 and #2 irrigate their eyes. They then got in a truck and drove to Woodland Memorial Hospital. Employee #1 was taken to UC Davis Medical Center's Burn Unit, and remained in the hospital for over a month with eye and lung injuries. Employee #2 had his eyes irrigated and was released after four hours. Employee #1 returned to work in two weeks.
Keywords: eye, head, lung, agriculture, mechanic, inhalation, anhydrous ammonia, chemical burn, tractor, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120201264 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Farm workers

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