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Inspection: 104375183 - Carroll County Office Of Land Mngt & Maintenance

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 104375183Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 09/29/1988

Carroll County Office Of Land Mngt & Maintenance
Rt 30 And Basler Rd North Carroll Community Pond
Hamsptead, MD 21157
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9311/Public Finance, Taxation, and Monetary Policy
Mailing: 225 North Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/06/1988
Emphasis: L:9311Close Case:12/15/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360216238    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 Serious 890032 F A 11/21/1988 12/02/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 890032 M B 11/21/1988 12/02/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 03001 Other 19100157 C 1 11/21/1988 11/24/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 03002 Other 890032 E D 11/21/1988 12/02/1988 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 888552Event: 09/14/1988Employee Injured When Riding Mower Overturns In Pond
On September 14, 1988, Employee #1, a county employee, was using a Gravely 17 HP riding mower to cut grass at the North Carroll Community Pond, a five-acre county park. He was mowing the surface near the edge of the pond when the rear wheel of the mower apparently became caught in a depression in the ground. The tractor overturned, landing in the pond and pinning the employee's right leg between the mower and pond mud. He pulled himself free and was taken to the local hospital, where he was X-rayed and held overnight for treatment of shock and water in his lungs. He sustained no bone damage or bruising as a result of the accident. Employees normally do not use riding mowers to cut the slopes of ponds; push mowers and weedeaters are provided for such use. Employees receive hands-on training and attend weekly staff meetings concerning the safe use and operation of this equipment.
Keywords: lung, shock, work rules, lawn mower, slope, overturn, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104375183 Hospitalized injury Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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