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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300751039 - Sears Point Farming Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 300751039Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 08/12/2009

Sears Point Farming Company
30 Lakeville Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4212/Local Trucking Without Storage
NAICS: 484220/ Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
Mailing: 5400 Sears Point Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/17/2009
Close Case:08/17/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201022274Event: 08/11/2009Employee'S Son Is Killed When Engulfed By Wheat
At approximately 4:20 p.m. on August 11, 2009, Employee #1, who was employed by a wheat and barley producer, was unloading wheat at a dairy and poultry food processing company. Employee #1 was unloading wheat from the second "bottom dump" trailer of his truck, which was manually opened at the side of the trailer. Employee #1 heard his 13-year-old son yelling and immediately closed the bottom opening of the trailer. He ran to top of the trailer, where he saw his son engulfed by the funnel-shaped grains, with only his hand visible. Rescue efforts proved futile, and the boy was pronounced dead, after he was finally freed from the grains through the bottom of the trailer. The Petaluma Fire Department reported the incident to the Division.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, confined space, grain, trailer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300751039 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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