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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1487270.015 - St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church

Inspection Information - Office: Boston South


Inspection Nr: 1487270.015
Report ID: 0111400
Date Opened: 08/10/2020

Site Address:
St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church
124 Alden Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Mailing Address:
11 Prince Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 813110/Religious Organizations

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/02/2020


Case Closed: 03/08/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1639861
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,048 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,048
Current Penalty $2,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,600
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 5A0001 01/05/2021 02/25/2021 $2,600 $4,048 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128479.015
Event: 08/07/2020
Employee Is Pinned Underneath While Riding Lawnmower And Is

At 9:30 a.m. on August 7, 2020, an employee was working at a church. He was mowi ng the lawn in church's cemetery. He was operating a green 2018 John Deere Z920M Zero-Turn 1.2-meter (48-inch) riding lawn mower. It had serial number 1TC920MAK JX060276 and engine number SX730VB92693. He was headed down a slope of approxima tely 45 degrees. As he was traveling downhill, he turned the riding lawn mower t o the right to avoid striking a large wooden cross and a pine tree. The riding l awn mower rolled onto its left side. The employee was pinned between the driver' s seat, the left steering control lever and the ground. He suffered internal inj uries to his chest, abdomen and sternum. He suffered mechanical asphyxiation. He was killed. According to the owner's manual, the riding lawnmower is not to be operated on slopes greater than 20 degrees. The American National Standards Inst itute (ANSI), in ANSI/OPEI B71.4-2012 Section and ANSI/OPEI B71.1-2012 Section 20.1.3, and the John Deere Operator's Manual for the ZTrak Pro Series Ga s Z900M, in Section 15 (Safety), state never to mow or operate this machine on s lope angles greater than 20 degrees.

Keywords:abdomen, asphyxiated, blunt force trauma, chest, hand control, lawn mower, pinned, rops, riding on equipment, roll-over, seat belt, slope, sloping, steering, training, traumatic, work rules

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487270.015 Fatality
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