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Inspection: 126188994 - Paramount Farms, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 126188994Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 10/24/2002

Paramount Farms, Inc.
13646 Highway 33
Lost Hills, CA 93249
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0723/Crop Preparation Services for Market, Except Cotton Ginning

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/05/2003
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:03/13/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201115466Event: 09/18/2002Employee Is Injured When Struck By Air Hose
Approximately 12:00 p.m. on September 18, 2002, Employee #1, a yard goat driver, was transporting a trailer full of pistachios in the yard. After parking the trailer he thought he had disconnected the air hoses for the brakes, but the quick-disconnect had hung up on the trailer. As he drove the yard goat away from the trailer, the air hose stretched, and then dislodged from the trailer. The hose flew back to the yard goat, entered through its back door, and a hose coupling struck Employee #1 in his right forearm and hand. He was hospitalized at Coalinga Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries, including a fracture.
Keywords: fracture, yarding, forearm, driver, air hose, struck by, flying object, trailer, hand, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126188994 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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