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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1307819.015 - Reyes Trucking Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bakersfield District Office

Nr: 1307819.015Report ID: 0950647Open Date: 04/11/2018

Reyes Trucking Inc.
15853 Brown Material Rd.
Lost Hills, CA 93249
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 484110/ General Freight Trucking, Local
Mailing: 900 E. Rankin Rd. Space #127, Tulare, CA 93274

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/30/2018
Close Case:09/03/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $130 $0 $10,930
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $130 $0 $10,930
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3395(I) 07/30/2018 08/16/2018 $130 $130 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 02001 Serious 3210(B) 07/30/2018 08/09/2018 $10,800 $10,800 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 104692.015Event: 04/10/2018Employee Is Killed In Fall From Trailer
At 7:50 a.m. on April 10, 2018, a truck driver arrived at an almond hulling facility to receive a load of almonds. His truck had a Western Trailers belt trailer attached. After an Equipment Operator used a John Deere loader (model number: 644k) to load almond hulls over the top of the trailer, the truck driver drove off to weigh the trailer at the onsite scales. The load was slightly under the 80,000 pound target weight, causing the truck driver to request that more product be loaded into his trailer. During filling, a mound of almond hulls accumulated in the center of the trailer, extending above the trailers top rails, which would prevent it from being covered. The truck driver climbed a fixed ladder on the front side of the trailer, walked on top of the almond hulls, and used a shovel to level out the product. On his way back to the front side of the trailer, the truck driver fell head first off the drivers side of the trailer. He struck the ground below that was approximately 13 feet. Emergency services were contacted and, upon arrival, determined the truck driver to be dead as a result of suffering blunt force trauma to his head, chest, and abdomen.
Keywords: abdomen, tractor trailer, fall, loading, head, chest
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1307819.015 Fatality Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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