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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102356094 - Control Data

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 102356094Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 10/15/1987

Control Data
10301 St. Croix Trail
Hastings, MN 55033
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7997/Membership Sports and Recreation Clubs
Mailing: 8100 34th Ave. S., Box 0, Minneapolis, MN 55440

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/28/1987
Close Case:10/28/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 999409Event: 10/13/1987Employee'S Legs Injured When Run Over By Tractor Mower
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on October 13, Employee #1 was cutting grass using a tractor with a mower attachment. The mower ran over a rock and he braked to a stop on a slope. Without setting the emergency brake or shutting off the tractor, the employee jumped off to pick up the rock. He dropped it into a bucket mounted to the front of the tractor, causing the machine to start coasting downhill. When it slowed down, Employee #1 attempted to climb into the driver's seat but was pushed to the ground at a 90 degree angle to the tractor. The left rear wheel of the tractor and the left end of the mower ran over his lower legs. His left leg was amputated below the knee and his right leg was badly mutilated. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, brake, work rules, equipment operator, lawn mower, tractor, lost control, run over, slope, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102356094 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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