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For Immediate Release
September 25, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us


List of Citations Issued for Unregistered Agricultural Labor Housing


CHERNISHOFF, GREGORY

Facility: 34499 South Elliot Road
Woodburn, Oregon 97071
Facility housing 24 people


Citation contains 26 violations:


1) Failure to register as agricultural labor housing, $5000 penalty
2) Liquid petroleum gas tank in use within an occupied building, $300 penalty
3) Each living area did not have a working smoke detector
4) Open fires allowed with 25 feet of structure
5) Grass, weeds and brush were not cut back at least thirty feet from building
6) Waste water from water hydrants not adequately disposed of.
7) Poultry coop located within 200 feet of housing facility
8) Operator did not fulfill their responsibility for maintenance
9) Extension cords used in lieu of permanent wiring
10) Extension cords lacked circuit breaker or fuse protections
11) Employer did not supply a test of the drinking water supply prior to occupancy
12) Water for drinking was not accessible within one hundred feet of living area
13) Shower had bare plywood floor and walls
14) Only one shower facility provided for all genders
15) No handwashing basin with hot water provided
16) Multiple water leaks in housing area
17) No garbage containers provided for three trailers
18) Floors were not rigid and durable
19) No shut off valves provided for gas in two trailers
20) No laundry facilities provided at the facility location
21) No screens provided to prevent flies or mosquitoes from entering sleeping area
22) Mattresses laying directly on floor of one room
23) Food storage areas were bare plywood
24) No first aid supplies were available at the housing facility
25) Employer did not develop an emergency medical plan for the facility
26) No Safety and Health Protection on the Job poster posted, $100 penalty


Total proposed penalty: $5400. Employer was presented with the citation and has appealed.


IVANOV, FEODOR

Facility: 7575 Heron Street
Salem, Oregon 97305
Facility housing 23 people


Citation contains 23 violations:


1) Failure to register as agricultural labor housing, $5000 penalty
2) No smoke detectors provided at facility, $300 penalty
3) No fire extinguisher or hose available for occupant use
4) Adequate exits not provided in case of fire
5) No light fixtures installed in two living areas
6) No hot or cold running water provided to residents of one house
7) Only one shower facility provided for all genders
8) Cement floors left unfinished
9) Only 15 sq. ft provided for each family member
10) In sleeping areas, under 40 sq. ft per person provided
11) Water leaks in kitchen
12) No covered garbage containers
13) Mold present in kitchen ceiling
14) no mattresses provided in sleeping area
15) Mattress laying directly on floor of kitchen
16) No test of drinking water supply performed prior to occupancy
17) Food storage areas were bare plywood
18) No first aid supplies were available at the housing facility
19) Inadequate number of chairs provided
20) Employer did not develop an emergency medical plan for the facility
21) One sleeping area had no window opening for ventilation
22) No screens provided to prevent flies or mosquitoes from entering sleeping area
23) No Safety and Health Protection on the Job poster posted, $100 penalty
Total proposed penalty of $5400. Employer was presented with the citation and has appealed.


KUZMIN, IVAN

Facility: 35688 S Barlow Road
Woodburn, Oregon 97071
House provided dwelling space for at least two families


Citation contains 13 violations:


1) Failure to register as agricultural labor housing, $5000 penalty
2) No smoke detectors provided at facility, $270 penalty
3) Burnt pile of refuse in shed behind house
4) Wood floor of porch was soft and had gaps
5) No beds or storage facilities provided to residents
6) No screens on doors or most windows
7) No covers on several AC outlets
8) Bathroom was missing large section of wall, exposing structural wood
9) Inadequate number of chairs provided
10) Unfinished wood surface used for food preparation
11) No first aid supplies were available at the housing facility
12) Stairs to second story did not have a stair rail
13) Employer did not develop an emergency medical plan


Total proposed civil penalty $5270. Employer was presented with the citation and has appealed.


LUKAS, LESTER & MARVENE

Facility: 18451 Lower Island Road
Grand Island (near Dayton), Oregon 97114
Facility housing 6 people


Citation contains 31 violations:


1) Failure to register as agricultural labor housing, $5000 penalty
2) Operator did not fulfill their responsibility for maintenance
3) Extension cords used in lieu of permanent wiring
4) Standing waste water present
5) Extension cords lacked circuit breaker or fuse protections
6) No lighting provided for privies
7) No lighting provided for walkways and corridors
8) Employer did not supply a test of the drinking water supply prior to occupancy
9) Hot water was not provided for washing or bathing
10) Floors and walls were not finished to prevent moisture
11) No shower provided
12) No disposable towels provided
13) No laundry facilities provided at the facility location
14) No ventilation for toilet
15) Privacy not provided for toilet
16) Plumbing did not conform to code
17) No trash can provided on site
18) No regular refuse removal - Burn barrel provided for disposal
19) Barrel provided was not covered to protect against flies and rodents
20) Occupants not prohibited from burning refuse
21) No screens provided to prevent flies or mosquitoes from entering main door
22) No paint or finish on walls and floors
23) No screens provided to prevent flies or mosquitoes from entering sleeping area
24) Mattresses laying directly on floor of rooms
25) Insufficient storage areas provided for residents
26) Mattresses provided not in good condition
27) Mattresses blocking fire exit
28) Insufficient living space provided to three people
29) No smoke detectors present in barn
30) No fire extinguisher or hose provided
31) Employer did not develop an emergency medical plan for the facility


Total proposed penalty $5000. Employer was presented with the citation and has appealed.


MOLODYH, AGAFIA

Facility: 12480 Howell Prairie Road
Gervais, Oregon 97026
Facility housing 20 people


Citation contains 26 violations:


1) Failure to register as agricultural labor housing, $5000 penalty
2) Electrical wiring did not comply with codes, $300 penalty
3) Extension cords did not have circuit protections
4) Propane tanks in use inside occupied buildings, $180 penalty
5) No smoke detectors provided in sleeping quarters
6) Standing waste water from showers
7) Hydrant not provided with adequate drainage
8) No test of drinking water supply performed prior to occupancy
9) No hot water for bathing or hand washing provided
10) Shower made of unfinished wood
11) No drain provided in second shower
12) No separate gender-marked showers provided
13) No hand wash basin with hot running water provided
14) Leaking pipe in second shower
15) Occupants not prohibited from burning refuse
16) No covered garbage containers provided
17) Walls and roof not tight and solid
18) Dirt floor in one building
19) No screens for windows and doors provided
20) Inadequate storage provided for residents
21) Mattress resting on floor of two units
22) Inadequate room provided in living area
23) Refrigerators were set at above 45 degrees F
24) No first aid supplies present
25) Employer did not develop an emergency medical plan for the facility
26) No Safety and Health Protection on the Job poster posted


Total proposed penalty $ 5480. Employer was presented with the citation and has appealed.


EZEQUIEL SALAZAR SANTOS

Facility: 315 May Street
Molalla, Oregon 97038
Facility housing 16 people


Citation contains three violations:


1) Failure to register as agricultural labor housing, $5000 penalty
2) Inadequate number of mattresses provided for residents
3) First aid supplies not made available for use by residents


Total proposed penalty $ 5000. Employer was presented with the citation and has appealed.


MARIA and GRIGORY SNEGIREFF

Location: 8287 Wabash Drive NE
Brooks, Oregon 97305
Facility houses 30 people


Citation contains 23 violations, including:


1) Failure to register as agricultural labor housing, $5000 penalty
2) Two separate drinking water tests had unacceptable coliform bacteria levels
3) Inadequate hot water provided for shower facilities
4) No garbage containers provided for residents
5) Food waste and waste water present under a water barrel
6) Failure to control flies in the housing area due to lack of adequate garbage facilities and standing water
7) No lights provided in two bedrooms
8) Occupied trailer had no running water provided
9) Toilet facilities did not have self-closing doors
10) Toilet paper not provided in toilet facilities
11) Toilets did not have covered garbage disposal containers
12) Showers not connected to a septic system
13) Burn barrels contained styrofoam, plastic buckets and other garbage
14) Walls and roof of one house did not form a tight fit allowing daylight to be seen
15) No working smoke detectors provided
16) No emergency medical plan developed or provided for occupants


Seven other non-serious violations were noted. Proposed civil penalty is $5000. Employer was presented with the citation and has appealed.


EVLAMPI ZHARKOFF

Location: 32208 South Burkert Road
Woodburn, Oregon 97071
Facility houses at least 10 people


Citation contains 27 violations, including:


1) Failure to register as agricultural labor housing, $5000 penalty
2) No smoke detectors provided in a sleeping area
3) Numerous flies present inside house and trailer
4) Pit toilet within fifty feet of an outdoor cooking area
5) Door of toilet was not self-closing and made of bare plywood, $300 penalty
6) No toilet paper provided for occupants
7) Garbage thrown into burn pile
8) Chickens permitted to run loose in the housing area - numerous flies present
9) Shower not connected to community sewer or septic system, $100 penalty
10) Shower facility did not meet building codes
11) Electrical wiring did not comply with building codes, $300 penalty
12) Grass and weeds were not cut back at least thirty feet from buildings
13) No lighting provided for safe night-time travel to showers and toilet
14) No street number visible for emergency vehicles
15) Water sample of drinking water not performed prior to occupancy
16) Path to toilet facilities obstructed by vehicles, trash, weeds and holes in ground
17) Burn pile contained food, plastic and other refuse
18) Ceiling in one bedroom made of cardboard
19) No storage area provided for occupants of one bedroom
20) One bedroom contained mattresses that blocked fire exits
21) Less than forty square feet of living area provided per occupant
22) No windows provided in two bedrooms
23) Occupants prepared food on a dirt-gravel floor and a table surface of bare wood
24) No table and chairs provided for occupants in two rooms
25) No first aid supplies provided for occupants
26) No emergency medical plan developed for occupants
27) Required 'Safety and Health Protection on the Job' posted not displayed, $100 penalty


Proposed civil penalty is $5800. Employer was presented with the citation and has appealed.