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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310813407 - Greengo Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 310813407Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 10/11/2007

Greengo Farms
Orange Field Gate 24; Hwy 115 & Gonder
Brawley, CA 92227
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0139/Field Crops, Except Cash Grains, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 111199/All Other Grain Farming
Mailing: 180 Majorie Ave Suite E, Brawley, CA 92227

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/03/2008
Close Case:12/12/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $1,170 $0 $13,770
Current Penalty $5,400 $0 $0 $780 $0 $6,180
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 G 04/04/2008 05/07/2008 $225 $335 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3395 E03 04/04/2008 04/30/2008 $165 $250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3439 B 04/04/2008 04/30/2008 $165 $250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 3441 A01 04/04/2008 04/23/2008 $225 $335 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 3441 A02 C 04/04/2008 04/23/2008 $5,400 $12,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201071404Event: 10/09/2007Employee Amputates Finger In Rotating Tractor Blade
On October 9, 2007, Employee #1, a tractor driver, was working for a harvesting company in Brawley, California, The worksite where the accident occurred is a field of milo, a cash grain crop, which the employer was preparing to harvest. The employer was using a John Deere forage harvester machine that they had operated for less than a year for custom crop harvesting. Employee #1's job that day included driving the tractor to the field that they were preparing to harvest. Employee #1 had operated the tractor for a short time in the field before it clogged up from the heavy roughage. When the employer arrived at the site, he ordered employees to open some of the access panels to try to get it cleared. They made one attempt, and the employer started the tractor again, but it was still clogged. He stopped the tractor but unknown to Employee #1, the blades in the blower were still spinning after the motor was shut off. Employee #1 reached into one of the open access panels to try to clear out the debris and the fingers of his right hand were amputated by a rotating tractor blade. Employee #1 was transported to Pioneer Hospital where he underwent treatment for the lacerations to his hand and surgery, but they were unable to reattach the end of his middle finger.
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, finger, farm machinery, harvester, clogged, tractor, blade, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310813407 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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