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Inspection: 15100282 - Hukari Orchards Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Bend

Nr: 15100282Report ID: 1054115Open Date: 07/09/1984

Hukari Orchards Inc
4720 Kenwood Dr
Hood River, OR 97031
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0175/Deciduous Tree Fruits
Mailing: 4720 Kenwood Dr, Hood River, OR 97031

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/17/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/21/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360595482    

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 756001002 08/03/1984 08/13/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14569362Event: 06/15/1984Run Over By Farm Tractor
EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN OPERATING AN INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER HYDRO 84 FARM TRACTOR, WITH A FLAIL CUTTER ATTACHMENT, AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. HE WAS CUTTING GRASS BETWEEN ROWS OF FRUIT TREES. A LENGTH OF DRIP HOSE BECAME ENTANGLED IN THE CUTTER. EMPLOYEE #1 DISENGAGED THE CUTTER AND RAISED IT SIX INCHES. HE THEN GOT OFF TRACTOR, TOOK OFF HIS CAP AND GLASSES AND PLACED THEM TO ONE SIDE. HE THEN APPARENTLY WENT BACK TO THE CONTROLS AND SOMEHOW ENGAGED THE TRANSMISSION. EITHER A REAR TIRE OR A PORTION OF THE ELEVATED CUTTER STRUCK HIM IN THE MIDSECTION, CRUSHING HIS PELVIS AND CAUSING INTERNAL HEMORRHAGING. IT WAS DETERMINED AT THE AUTOPSY THAT EMPLOYEE #1 HAD A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL OF .22% AT THE TIME OF DEATH AND THAT HE SUFFERED FROM CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER. ALL PERSONS INTERVIEWED WERE AT A LOSS TO EXPLAIN THE HIGH LEVEL OF ALCOHOL IN EMPLOYEE #1'S BLOOD, AS NO ONE COULD RECALL EVER SEEING HIM DRINK DURING THE DAY.
Keywords: alcohol, agriculture, dwi, intoxicated, tractor, entangled, run over
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15100282 Fatality Other Horticultural specialty farmers

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