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Inspection: 310418603 - Tim Mueller And Katherine Campbell Dba Riverdog Fa

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 310418603Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 01/15/2008

Tim Mueller And Katherine Campbell Dba Riverdog Fa
Field By 17635 Co Rd 61
Brooks, CA 95606
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0722/Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine
NAICS: 115113/ Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine
Mailing: P.O. Box 42, Guinda, CA 95637

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/27/2008
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:04/23/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $19,575 $0 $0 $750 $0 $20,325
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $750 $0 $16,950
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 04/07/2008 05/12/2008 $250 $250 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3440 C01 04/07/2008 04/24/2008 $500 $500 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 3440 C02 04/07/2008 04/24/2008 $1,800 $3,375 $0 04/25/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 3441 A02 C 04/07/2008 04/24/2008 $14,400 $16,200 $0 04/25/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202486510Event: 12/13/2007Employee Is Injured By Driveline
On December 14, 2007, Employee #1, a farm worker, was digging potatoes in a field, using a tractor and a PTO-driven (apparently power take-off-driven) potato digger. Upon observing that the digger had become clogged with soil and debris, he stopped the tractor and dismounted but did not turn off the engine or disengage the PTO. He began to clear the clog in front of the potato digger, when his sweatshirt became entangled on part of the unguarded operational PTO driveline between the tractor and digger. As the sweatshirt was being wrapped around the driveline, he started to pull his sweatshirt off but the left sleeve began to dig into his arm. He was able to free himself only when his elbow became dislocated. Employee #1 was treated at the site by emergency personnel and then transported to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He underwent surgery to repair his elbow and a deep laceration to his arm. Employee #1 was released from the hospital on December 17, 2007.
Keywords: clothing, agriculture, caught by, lockout, laceration, dislocated, arm, elbow, power take-off, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310418603 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Farm workers

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