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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1299148.015 - Venado Custom Tillage Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1299148.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 03/02/2018

Venado Custom Tillage Inc.
4696 Old Highway 111
Brawley, CA 92227
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 484110/ General Freight Trucking, Local
Mailing: 4696 Old Highway 111, Brawley, CA 92227

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/19/2018
Close Case:10/22/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $5,700 $0 $20,100
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $5,700 $0 $20,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342(A) 08/15/2018 $5,000 $5,000 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Other 3203(A) 08/15/2018 $700 $700 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 02001 Serious 3301(C) 08/15/2018 $14,400 $14,400 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105776.015Event: 03/02/2018Employee Is Struck And Killed In Metal Pipe Explosion
At 8:45 a.m. on March 2, 2018, an employee was working in a welding shop of an agricultural and farming company, where he typically performs repairs and maintenance on tractors, custom tillage work, and sprinkler systems. As the employee was repairing a tri-plane, belonging to a large tractor, a metal sprinkler pipe and air device fitted to the pipe exploded. Numerous metal parts became airborne and struck the employee in his abdomen. He suffered multiple fractures to his ribs, among other traumatic injuries, resulting in his death.
Keywords: pipe, welding, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1299148.015 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Welders and cutters

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