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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125653659 - Double D Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 125653659Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 12/04/1998

Double D Farms
1 Mi N Of Oakland & 1/2 Mi W Of Coalinga-Mendotard
Coalinga, CA 93210
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0139/Field Crops, Except Cash Grains, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 23566 W Dorris, Coalinga, CA 93210

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/04/1998
Close Case:11/14/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 12/21/1998 02/09/1999 $150 $150 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 5194 H02 C 12/21/1998 02/09/1999 $150 $150 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201081254Event: 06/28/1998Employee Receives Chemical Burn
At approximately 2:45, on July 28, 1998, Employee #1 was adding UN-32, a nitrogen-based fertilizer to an irrigation unit. Employee #1 connected all the lines from the fertilizer pump to the irrigating system and started the pump. Employee #1 did not pay attention to the system for approximately 25 minutes. When Employee #1 returned to add fertilizer to the pump he noted that the level had not dropped and the system had gotten very hot. Employee #1 approached the pump to shut it down when he heard an explosion. Employee #1 was instantly covered with fertilizer, receiving chemical burns to his face and chest. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, chest, fertilizer mixing, nitrogen, explosion, irrigation equipment, face, pump, chemical, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125653659 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Farmers, except horticultural

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