Agriculture Forestry Fishing and Hunting

Industry Summary

Between 2014 and 2015, the Agriculture Forestry Fishing and Hunting industry saw employment growth of only 1.46%. There are an average of 12 workers at each of the 102,128 establishments in the United States. Over the past 5 years this industry has recorded an accident rate of over 2 times (0% more) the average for the Industry.

On Monday, July 1st 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Reedley, CA at Valley Prestige Farm Labor Inc. A 54 year old woman working as a Laborer was killed on the job when the
OSHA ID117596.015
Accident Date2019-06-28
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 8:30 a.m. on June 28, 2019, an employee was weeding trees on a farm with a shovel when she began to fell ill. The employee was taken to the hospital, where she died from a heart attack.
OSHA investigators arrived in Yuba City, CA on Thursday, May 30th 2019 and began an accident investigation at Sunrise Ag Labor . A 62 year old man working as a Laborer was killed on the job when the
OSHA ID116658.015
Accident Date2019-05-29
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 9:30 a.m. on May 29, 2019, an agricultural laborer was working among a field crew of 21 laborers who were walking among the furrows of a farm plot planted with tomato plants. The work crew were assigned to remove weeds and excess vegetation that was growing near the plants prior to the scheduled watering. The employee lost consciousness and collapsed while performing weeding activities. The employee died at the scene from a medical condition.
On Wednesday, May 15th 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Patterson, CA after learning of an incident at Salinas Farm Labor Contractor Inc. which had occured on Tuesday, May 14th 2019. A 42 year old had been injured when the
OSHA ID116325.015
Accident Date2019-05-14
Accident DegreeNon Hospitalized injury
NarrativeAt 7:00 a.m. on May 14, 2019, employees were in their break area preparing to begin their shift when they were exposed to ammonia vapor from a leaking anhydrous ammonia pipe on the roof of an adjacent refrigerated warehouse. Six employees were treated for irritation to the eyes and throat.

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Reporting Statistics

Inspection Records: 23289
Inspection Rate: 1.55
Violation Records:
Accident Records: 1815