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Inspection: 310603774 - Manuel Torres Dba Torres Labor Contracting

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 310603774Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 08/08/2008

Manuel Torres Dba Torres Labor Contracting
Between Avenue 70 And 71
Thermal, CA 92274
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0761/Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
NAICS: 115115/Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
Mailing: P O Box 1397, Mecca, CA 92254

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/29/2008
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102553310    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $420 $420
Current Penalty $420 $420
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3395 E01 12/29/2008 01/31/2009 $420 $420 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202449385Event: 07/22/2008Employee Dies Of Heat-Related Illness
On August 2, 2008, Employee #1, a farm laborer, died allegedly of heat-related illness. The fatality was initially reported by an unnamed United Farm Worker to a Sacramento Bee reporter. The reporter made an inquiry to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, who contacted the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Headquarters. The San Bernardino District Office became aware of this fatality on August 6, 2008. The incident was not reported by the employer to the San Bernardino District Office, DOSH or to any other offices because at the time of her death, the employee did not work for the employer. The employer had no knowledge of her death, nor of her hospitalization while she worked there. The farm was not aware that the employee felt sick due to work-related illness while she worked there.
Keywords: heat stroke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310603774 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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