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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125712067 - Manuel Alonso Mendoza

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 125712067Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 07/21/2004

Manuel Alonso Mendoza
Pear Orchard Behind 14325 Isleton Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0175/Deciduous Tree Fruits
NAICS: 111339/Other Noncitrus Fruit Farming
Mailing: P.O. Box 228, Kelseyville, CA 95451

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/18/2005
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:07/19/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3203 A 01/19/2005 02/21/2005 $9,000 $22,500 $0 02/09/2005 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201176260Event: 07/20/2004Employee Dies From Heat Stroke While Picking Pears
On July 20, 2004, Employee #1 was picking pears on the Thisby Ranch in Isleton, MA when he began feeling sick and acting erratically. He was told by his foreman to sit down in the shade between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. He later went to his van parked next to the orchard to lie down. Shortly thereafter, Employee #1 began having seizures and the foreman decided to transport him to the nearest doctor in Courtland, MA. He stopped breathing on the way to the doctor's office and was pronounced dead after he arrived at the doctor's office. He died from heat stroke.
Keywords: agriculture, heat stroke, heat exhaustion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125712067 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Farm workers

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