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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316701085 - Perez Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Modesto

Nr: 316701085Report ID: 0950624Open Date: 09/04/2013

Perez Farms
Davis Rd
Crows Landing, CA 95313
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0161/Vegetables and Melons
NAICS: 111219/Other Vegetable (except Potato) and Melon Farming
Mailing: 22001 E. St, Crows Landing, CA 95313

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/31/2013
Close Case:12/30/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $445 $0 $445
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $445 $0 $445
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3382 A 11/26/2013 01/10/2014 $445 $445 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202691945Event: 07/21/2013Employee Sustains Chemical Burns In Eyes From Acid
On July 21, 2013, Employee #1, with Perez Farms, was using an injection pump to irrigate and fertilize a field. The hose developed a pin hole, and fertilizer was sprayed into Employee #1's eyes. The fertilizer contained Urea and sulfuric acid (pH of 1). Employee #1 was wearing safety glasses but not goggles. The initial spray blew off Employee #1's glasses from his face and then hit Employee #1's eyes. Employee #1 was hospitalized. He did not suffer permanent damage to the eyes, but his eyes did require unspecified treatment.
Keywords: eye, migrant farm worker, ppe, fertilizer mixing, farm machinery, hose, chemical burn, pump, sulfuric acid
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316701085 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction

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