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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310824941 - John Mancebo

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 310824941Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 03/13/2008

John Mancebo
8564 Road 6
Firebaugh, CA 93620
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0131/Cotton
NAICS: 111920/Cotton Farming
Mailing: 18557 N Fairfax Ave, Dos Palos, CA 93620

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/10/2008
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:02/08/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $17,100 $0 $0 $5,085 $0 $22,185
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,285 $0 $6,285
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 06/13/2008 06/18/2008 $5,000 $5,000 $0 01/07/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 06/13/2008 07/16/2008 $85 $85 $0 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 02001 Serious 3203 A07 B 06/13/2008 07/16/2008 $0 $3,150 $0 01/07/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 03001 Other 3440 C02 06/13/2008 07/16/2008 $600 $10,800 $0 01/07/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 04001 Other 3441 A02 D 06/13/2008 07/16/2008 $600 $3,150 $0 01/07/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201490778Event: 12/15/2007Employee Is Injured When Caught By Driveline
On December 15, 2007, a three-man crew was using a post-hole auger (8-in. auger bit) mounted on a New Holland tractor (Model Number TN95F) to dig holes for replanting almond trees. Employee #1 was responsible for positioning the auger, Employee #2 was operating the tractor, and Employee #3 was measuring for tree placement. Employee #1 was to position the auger and then step back, when Employee #2 started digging. Employee #2 reported that Employee #1 attempted to straighten the auger by pushing on the differential, when his long sleeve shirt and jacket became entangled in the unguarded power take-off driveline (PTO). Employee #1 sustained multiple injuries, including bilateral humerus fractures, rib fractures, cervical and thoracic spinal fractures, hemothorax, pneumothorax, anterior and posterior cruciate ligament rupture, and right supracondylar femur fracture. Employee #1 was airlifted to Fresno Community Regional Trauma Center, where he underwent several surgical procedures and rehabilitation. Employee #2 claimed that he attempted to disengage the PTO when he realized Employee #1 was approaching the auger and that he previously cautioned Employee #1 that his loose clothing could become caught in the rotating auger. Employee #2 was a qualified agricultural equipment operator with fifteen years experience and demonstrated knowledge in guarding drivelines and the hazards posed by loose clothing in proximity of rotating machinery. The root cause of the accident was determined to be an unguarded PTO shaft and lack of training. The spouse of the sole proprietor of the agricultural production operation notified the division about the injury on December 27, 2007.
Keywords: fracture, lung, spine, agriculture, caught by, rib, arm, power take-off, unguarded, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310824941 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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