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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1420690.015 - Waddell Growers, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Arizona Phoenix Sfty

Nr: 1420690.015Report ID: 0950411Open Date: 08/05/2019

Waddell Growers, Llc
West Of Jackrabbit And South Of Broadway
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 111998/All Other Miscellaneous Crop Farming
Mailing: 9653 W Harrison St, Tolleson, AZ 85353

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/09/2019
Emphasis: S:AgricClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1484322 Yes  
 Referral1484322   Yes
 Accident1520196    
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $400 $0 $400
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $400 $0 $400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040039 A01 02/03/2020 $400 $400 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 121862.015Event: 07/26/2019Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion
At 5:30 p.m. on July 26, 2019, Employee #1 was inspecting and unclogging an eight inch irrigation piping in 108 degree weather, over a 40-acre farm. At approximately 3:30 p.m., his employer noticed his appearance of exhaustion and told him to take a break. The employee got into his 2003 Ford F150 Triton V8 work truck with the windows down. He did not turn on the air conditioning, although it was in working order. At 5:30 p.m., he was found unresponsive by coworkers. Employee #1 seemed to have suffered complications from heat exposure and died.
Keywords: unconsciousness, heat exhaustion, irrigation pipe, high temperature, agriculture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1420690.015 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Agriculture and forestry teachers

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