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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306359068 - Imperial Western Products

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 306359068Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 07/01/2005

Imperial Western Products
3766 E Conejo
Selma, CA 93662
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0751/Livestock Services, Except Veterinary
NAICS: 115210/Support Activities for Animal Production
Mailing: Po Box 1765, Indio, CA 92202

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/01/2005
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:06/30/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
Current Penalty $2,025 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,025
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3241 C 07/18/2005 08/18/2005 $2,025 $12,600 $0 08/02/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201086196Event: 06/10/2005Hay Bale Falls On Employee
On June 10, 2005, Employee #1, who worked for a dairy feed-grain supplier, was on assignment at a client's ranch. He was in the process of removing a plastic tarp, covering a stack of 1-ton bales of hay. The stack was approximately 26 ft by 48 ft by 400 ft. In order to remove the tarp, Employee #1 detached one of the rope lines running over the tarp that was tied to old car tires for weight. Because the stack had settled over the season, the rope had bound the bales together. When Employee #1 cut the rope, a loosened bale fell on him, resulting in a broken pelvis. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, cover, counterbalance, rope, grain, pelvis, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306359068 Hospitalized injury Fracture Farm workers

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