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Inspection: 1245472.015 - Hadley Date Gardens Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 1245472.015Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 07/03/2017

Hadley Date Gardens Inc.
88120 73rd Ave.
Thermal, CA 92274
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 111336/Fruit and Tree Nut Combination Farming
Mailing: 83555 Airport Blvd., Thermal, CA 92274

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/28/2017
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $40,500 $0 $0 $810 $0 $41,310
Current Penalty $20,250 $0 $0 $810 $0 $21,060
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(B)(1) 12/28/2017 01/25/2018 $325 $325 $0 02/28/2018 O -  
  2. 01002 Other 3400(C) 12/28/2017 01/25/2018 $485 $485 $0 02/28/2018 O -  
Deleted 3. 02001 Serious 3380(F)(1) 12/28/2017 01/10/2018 $0 $20,250 $0 02/28/2018 O -  
  4. 03001 Serious 3203(A) 12/28/2017 01/10/2018 $20,250 $20,250 $0 02/28/2018 O -  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 96943.015Event: 07/03/2017Employee Is Stung By Bees And Dies From Allergic Reaction
At 9:30 a.m. on July 3, 2017, an employee was working in an orchard from an elevated work bucket of a spray rig being pulled by a tractor, in the orchard rows, applying water on the date bushels with the use of a spray gun. The employee was fatally stung on the head and face multiple times by aggressive bees when a hive was disturbed by the water and or from the sound of the spray rig. The employee was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived, from anaphylactic shock, after being stung up to 30 times on and around the face and head. The fatal incident may have been prevented if the employer had identified the hazard related to hives and bees, took immediate steps to remove employees from zone of danger, took appropriate steps to safely remove the identified hive, effectively trained employees on the potential hazards of bees, and training on steps to take when an employee is stung by a bee, especially if the employee is allergic to bee stings.
Keywords: bee sting, agriculture, allergic reaction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1245472.015 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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