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Inspection: 107885667 - Blevins Clearing & Excavation

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 3

Nr: 107885667Report ID: 0454713Open Date: 07/23/1990

Blevins Clearing & Excavation
Hwy. 8
Mcminnville, TN 37357
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
Mailing: P. O. Box 98, Altamont, TN 37301

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/23/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/14/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360778138    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
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
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260028 A 08/02/1990 08/07/1990 $640 $640 $0 08/07/1990 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14214134Event: 07/19/1990Employee Killed When Crushed By Bush Hog
Employee #1, a tractor operator, was mowing inside a guardrail along Highway 8 in McMinnville, TN, when he came upon a tree stump in his tractor path. He turned down a 35 ft bank to bypass it. The bank had a 36 degree slope and was covered with tall, wet grass. As the employee descended this bank, the bush hog apparently pushed the tractor, then broke loose when the tractor flipped or overturned. The employee either jumped or fell from the tractor and the bush hog rolled over him and pinned him to the ground. Employee #1 died of crushing injuries to his chest.
Keywords: chest, embankment, pinned, roll-over, steep grade, crushed, slippery surface, tractor, bush hog, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107885667 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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