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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1499769.015 - Alpha Landscapes

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1499769.015
Report ID: 0751910
Open Date: 10/27/2020

Site Address:
Alpha Landscapes
2333 Sw Plaza Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50021

Mailing Address:
31273 510th Ave Attn: Riley Marvin, Slater, IA 50244

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/27/2020


Close Case:12/27/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1678862
Inspection 1499784 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,978 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,978
Current Penalty $3,978 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,978
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 19260021 B02 12/16/2020 04/15/2021 $3,978 $3,978 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 131345.015
Event: 10/27/2020
Employee Is Killed When Caught In Skid Steer

At 9:00 a.m. on October 27, 2020, employees were planting trees outside of the c onstruction project site. A coworker was operating a Bobcat skid steer with an auger attachment to dig holes for trees. Employee #1 approached underneath the r aised the skid steer arms to retrieve a knife from the coworker. As the coworker withdrew his arm, he activated the controls and lowered the skid steer arms whi le Employee #1 was underneath. Employee #1 was caught between the skid steer's a rms and frame, and he was killed by crushing injury to head and chest.

Keywords:caught between, caught in, chest, crushed, head, skidder

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1499769.015 Fatality Construction Laborer
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