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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

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:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/27/2010
Close Case:08/08/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/29/2010 10/11/2010 $4,500 $6,300 $0 10/22/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100266 I07 I 09/29/2010 10/11/2010 $4,500 $6,300 $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, unconsciousness, agriculture, heat stroke, heat exhaustion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314528068 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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