Inspection: 310827399 - Sunview Vineyards Of California Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno
Nr: 310827399Report ID:0950625Open Date: 07/10/2008
Sunview Vineyards Of California Inc
Hwy 99 N Of Lerdo Hwy
Delano, CA 93215
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0172/Grapes
NAICS: 111332/Grape Vineyards
Mailing: 1998 Road 152, Delano, CA 93215
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:07/18/2008
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:07/18/2008
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201490992Event: 07/09/2008Employee Dies From Heat Stroke
On July 9, 2008, Employee #1, a fruit loader, manually loaded a truck with grape boxes. The boxes weighed from 20.5 lb to 23.5 lb each. Employee #1 loaded 2,128 boxes of grapes with a coworker. The temperature that day was 107 degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 had access to shade and water. Employee #1 completed loading grape boxes for the day and was a passenger on the truck transporting the grapes to cold storage. The coworker reported that Employee #1 was sleeping in the truck. At approximately 2:45 p.m., he started breathing with difficulty. The coworker could not wake Employee #1. The coworker called for help and tried to cool Employee #1. Emergency responders arrived, but they were unable to revive Employee #1, who was later pronounced dead at the Delano Regional Medical Center.
Keywords: heat stroke, heat, heat exhaustion, agriculture, loading
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310827399 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Farm workers