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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126189836 - Tri City Growers Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 126189836Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 04/04/2008

Tri City Growers Inc
18897 Avenue 96
Terra Bella, CA 93270
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0724/Cotton Ginning
NAICS: 115111/Cotton Ginning

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/09/2008
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:07/16/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362059545    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 C 04/24/2008 04/29/2008 $2,000 $10,800 $0 05/12/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201490596Event: 10/27/2007Employee Fractures Arm When Caught In Tarp Roller
On October 27, 2007, Employee #1 was working in the cotton module area, helping to set up the cotton module to be loaded into the cotton gin. The employer operated a cotton gin. Employee #1 was using the tarp roll up machine to roll up the protective tarp. Employee #1 was trying to thread the machine while, it was running. The tarp caught his glove and rolled it up in the tarp along with his right arm, causing multiple fractures. Employee #1 was taken to Sierra Vista District Hospital in Porterville, California, for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, machine operator, caught by, roller--mach/part, cotton gin, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126189836 Hospitalized injury Fracture Separating, filtering & clarifying mach. operators

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