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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1300324.015 - Jcd Farm Labor Contractor

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1300324.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 03/05/2018

Jcd Farm Labor Contractor
Beach Side Ranch # 34622
Calexico, CA 92231
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 115115/Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
Mailing: P O Box 1270 , Heber, CA 92249

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/22/2018
Close Case:05/22/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 103697.015Event: 03/05/2018Employee Suffers Heart Attack While Loading Lettuce On Flat
At 1:00 p.m. on March 5, 2018, an employee alongside a crew of 25 were assigned to pack lettuce an onto flat bed trucks. Some workers picked the lettuce, some packaged it, and others loaded lettuce onto the flat beds. The employee complained about feeling sick and collapsed in the field. The employee's supervisor was in the immediate area, as was the rest of the working crew, when the incident occurred. A coworker performed CPR, while another employee called emergency services. The temperature outside was near 70 degrees and medical reports showed a history of cardiovascular problems for the employee. He was pronounced dead at the hospital after attempts to revive him. The coroner's office deemed the death to be a result of natural causes, and he died from hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
Keywords: cardiovasc disease, heart, harvester, heart attack, collapse
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1300324.015 Fatality Other Farm workers

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