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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 100585538 - Maintain Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 100585538Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 08/15/1988

Maintain Incorporated
4441 West Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
Mailing: 2549 Southwell, Dallas, TX 75229

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/19/1988
Close Case:10/31/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $720
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5A0001 12/06/1988 12/16/1988 $0 $720 $0 12/29/1988 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14236947Event: 08/11/1988Employee Dies From Heat Stroke While Doing Lawn Maintenance
On August 11, 1988 Employee #1, a lawn care crew member for Maintain Incorporated, was using a 36-in. self-propelled Exmark lawn mower. At 6:00 p.m. he took a water break and joked with other employees. At 6:15 p.m. he was observed mowing, and at 6:30 p.m. he was found huddled by the mower, hot and dry. Employee #1 was carried to the shed and wiped down with water. An ambulance took him to the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. His core temperature was 108 degrees Farenheit. He died August 12, 1988 at 4:14 a.m. Cause of death was listed as hyperthermia. On the day of the accident, the outside temperature was 96 degrees Farenheit, with a heat index of 107 degrees Farenheit. Employee #1 had worked a total of 97 hours during the 2-week pay period of his death.
Keywords: maintenance, heat stroke, lawn mower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100585538 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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