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Inspection: 1427709.015 - Pucheu Bros. Ranch Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 1427709.015Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 08/30/2019

Pucheu Bros. Ranch Inc.
Sw Parlier And Sonoma
Tranquillity, CA 93668
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 111920/Cotton Farming
Mailing: 25253 W Martin, Tranquillity, CA 93668

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/05/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,400
Current Penalty $5,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3395(C) 02/13/2020 $2,700 $2,700 $0 02/26/2020 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3395(H)(1) 02/13/2020 $2,700 $2,700 $0 02/26/2020 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 119473.015Event: 08/29/2019Employee Falls Into Irrigation Ditch While Having Seizure An
At 10:30 a.m. on August 29, 2019, an employee was monitoring water that was being pumped from a ditch by several syphon hoses into a cotton field while sitting on the edge of an irrigation ditch. The ditch had approximately two and a half feet of water in it and the employee suffered a seizure that caused him to fall into the ditch. The employee drowned.
Keywords: water, fall, irrigation equipment, drown, ditch, agriculture, drowning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1427709.015 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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