Inspection: 314528068 - Randy Clanton Farms, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock
Nr: 314528068Report ID:0627100Open Date: 07/19/2010
Randy Clanton Farms, Inc.
2886 Highway 160 East
Hermitage, AR 71647
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0161/Vegetables and Melons
NAICS: 111219/Other Vegetable (except Potato) and Melon Farming
Mailing: 520 East 4th St, Hermitage, AR 71647
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:09/27/2010
Close Case:08/08/2011
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2

Current Violations 2

Initial Penalty 12600

Current Penalty 9000

FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/29/2010 10/11/2010 $4500 $6300 $0 10/22/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100266 I07 I 09/29/2010 10/11/2010 $4500 $6300 $0 10/22/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200263903Event: 07/15/2010Employee Dies Of Heat Stroke While Working In Tomato Fields
On July 15, 2010, an employee, a migrant farm worker, was working in the tomato packing warehouse. He had been working for approximately three months in a tomato packing warehouse. After the harvest ended, and most of the migrant worker force left, the employee volunteered to stay a few more weeks and remove the stakes and strings from 300 - 400 acres of tomato fields. The employee worked in the fields for four days cutting and removing strings. He finished a field and went to a shaded area to take a break. He was later found unconscious in the shaded area. It was unknown how long he was unconscious. The employee was transported by coworkers to a local hospital, where he arrived with a temperature of 108 degrees. The decision was then made to airlift the employee to a major hospital, where he died the following day.
Keywords: heat, heat stroke, agriculture, heat exhaustion, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314528068 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported