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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1338064.015 - 72589 - Rea Landscape Management Llc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv


Inspection Nr: 1338064.015
Report ID: 0454510
Date Opened: 07/25/2018

Site Address:
72589 - Rea Landscape Management Llc
200 Salkahatchie St
Summerville, SC 29485

Mailing Address:
2544 Ashley River Rd. Unit H, Charleston, SC 29414

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/26/2018


Case Closed: 06/13/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1362682
Inspection 1399637 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,250
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 1.12(A) 12/04/2018 12/25/2018 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Serious 1.12(A) 12/04/2018 12/25/2018 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003A Serious 1.12(A) 12/04/2018 12/25/2018 $1,250 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01003B Serious 1.12(A) 12/04/2018 12/25/2018 $0 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 108265.015
Event: 07/24/2018
Employee Is Pinned By Lawn Mower Underwater And Drowns

At 5:23 p.m. on July 24, 2018, an employee was cutting grass on a Husqvarna Zero turn lawn mower approximately 10' 9' from the edge of the pond on a hill with a slope range of 26 to 38 percent. The grass was wet from the previous day's wea ther. The mower weighed 1359 lbs, with a cutting width of 72', a forward speed of 0-12 mph and a reverse speed of 0-5 mph. The front caster tires were 13 x 6. 5 and the rear tires were 24 x 12-12. The employee made approximately three pas ses along the bank of the pond starting near the water's edge and working up the bank. Approximately 10.5 feet from the water's edge, the mower slid down the bank and rolled over into the pond on top of the employee, drowning him.

Keywords:drowning, lawn mower, pinned

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1338064.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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