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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $25,750
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $4,750 $0 $4,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3457 C03 C 12/30/2013 02/01/2014 $750 $750 $0 01/10/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 3203 A 12/30/2013 02/01/2014 $4,000 $25,000 $0 01/10/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201497930 Event: 07/02/2013Employee Collapses While Harvesting, Later Dies
On July 2, 2013, Employee #1, an agricultural laborer, was harvesting watermelons collapsed. The employee was returning to his vehicle at the end of a 6 hour work shift in temperatures exceeding one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, when he was observed by a coworker to stumble or stagger. The coworker assisted Employee #1 and alerted the supervisor the employee's condition. The supervisor and coworker transported Employee #1 to a cold storage facility, and later transporting him to Coalinga Community Medical Center, where the employee was pronounced dead with a body core temperature of 109.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keywords: heat, collapse, harvester, heat stroke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316723956 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Farm workers

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