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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3653 A 01/16/2014 01/21/2014 $5,000 $10,800 $0 01/29/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202675674 Event: 09/30/2013Worker Injured When Utility Vehicle Crashes Into Ag Tractor
On September 30, 2013, Employee #1, a 36-year-old male with Scott & Starr West, was riding in the passenger seat of a Polaris Ranger; model number XP 900, utility vehicle, working in a rice field to conduct burning operations. The wind shifted suddenly, the coworker, who was driving the Polaris Ranger XP 900 utility vehicle, lost visibility because of the smoke and crashed into a parked agricultural tractor. The crash ejected Employee #1 into the ROP's pillar and windshield. The coworker who was driving and Employee #1 were both not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and it was estimated that the vehicle was traveling at approximately 25 miles-per-hour or greater. Employee #1 was taken via helicopter to Sutter Roseville Hospital, with multiple fractures and head trauma. The coworker, who was the driver of the Polaris Ranger, received minor injuries in the collision event.
Keywords: ejected, agriculture, rops, collision, seat belt, tractor, poor visibility
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317246866 Hospitalized injury Fracture Farm workers

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