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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123157307 - Dondero Lawn Care & Landscaping Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport


Inspection Nr: 123157307
Report ID: 0111500
Open Date: 10/24/2006

Site Address:
Dondero Lawn Care & Landscaping Llc
243 Injun Hollow Road
Haddam Neck, CT 06424

Mailing Address:
568 Country Club Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/26/2007


Close Case:05/29/2007

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101520856
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/15/2007 04/04/2007 $1,500 $3,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201522836
Event: 10/24/2006
Employee Is Killed As Mini Excavator Tips Over

On October 24, 2006, an employee obtained the Bobcat mini excavator from an area of the property approximately 25 feet southwest of the southwest corner of the lone structure on the property. The employee who became the operator of the machine traveled west along the north side of the pool fence for roughly 75 feet and then turned in a northerly direction and traveled along the middle of the yard for another 85 feet to a point in the yard where an agricultural plant known as plant grass, species unknown, was to be removed from the yard. The employee, once the plant was dug up and placed into the bucket of the machine, reversed direction for approximately 20 feet. During this reverse time period, the machine tipped over in a westerly direction resulting in the employee either jumping out or falling out of the machine. The machine struck the employee in the upper torso and head with the roll cage of the machine. The employee was not wearing the seatbelt at the time of the incident. It had been placed under the seat cushion. The employee was killed.

Keywords:roll-over, seat belt, excavator, struck by, overturn

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123157307 Fatality Asphyxia Excavating and loading machine operators
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