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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
Current Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C02 06/30/1988 08/02/1988 $350 $350 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other ARM001103 A 06/30/1988 07/04/1988 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 694687 Event: 05/30/1988Employee Drowns When Pinned In Golf Course River By Mower
Employee #1 was using a commercial lawn mower on a golf course fairway and had to cross a bridge that extends over an approximately 18 to 24 inch deep river. When he started to cross the bridge, an outrigger mower section hit a tree alongside the bridge, causing the mower to pivot approximately 90 degrees, fall approximately 12 feet, and turn upside down in the river. Employee #1 was pinned underwater and drowned.
Keywords: pinned, lawn mower, river, falling object, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105681290 Fatality Asphyxia Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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