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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314822537 - J A Contracting

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 314822537Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 10/05/2010

J A Contracting
11635 Hwy 166
Bakersfield, CA 93313
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0761/Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
NAICS: 115115/Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
Mailing: 2209 W. Tulare Ave., Visalia, CA 93277

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/05/2011
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:05/20/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102634037    
 Accident102634201    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3400 C 01/07/2011 01/12/2011 $200 $200 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202469474Event: 10/03/2010Employee'S Leg Is Lacerated By Almond Harvester
At 1:30 p.m. on October 3, 2010, Employee #1 and a coworker were working for their employer, a farm labor contractor that provided employees to various grower accounts in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Apparently, the coworker asked Employee #1 to move an almond harvester (Orchard Equipment Manufacturing self-propelled sweeper; Serial Number 4590X002116) backward, so that he could get his vehicle around the harvester. For some reason, the almond harvester backed over Employee #1, and he sustained an avulsion flap injury to his left lower leg. Employee #1 was transported to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA, and he was hospitalized. The coworker was not injured. Statements given by Employee #1 and the coworker provided inconclusive evidence about what actually occurred. It was suspected that Employee #1 performed an unauthorized act that resulted in his own injury. However, there were insufficient grounds to support a citation based upon that act. The employer notified the Division at 8:00 a.m. on October 4, 2010, apparently more than 8 hours after the accident but less than 24 hours after they were notified that the accident was serious.
Keywords: agriculture, degloved, farm machinery, laceration, run over, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314822537 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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