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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
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 Other 19100157 E02 07/24/1989 09/08/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170105621 Event: 07/13/1989Employee Killed By Overturned Lawn Mower
At approximately 3:27 p.m. on June 4, 1991, Employee #1, a maintenance worker for Edinburgh Community School Corp., was mowing grass on top of a hill behind the superintendent's office with a John Deere 22 hp, model 430, diesel riding-type lawn mower. He drove the mower down the hill, but was descending too fast. He made a sharp left turn before the rear wheels of the mower were completely down the slope, causing the mower to tip over. The steering wheel hit him in the chest, crushing his rib cage and puncturing his lungs. He died of traumatic asphyxia.
Keywords: chest, lung, asphyxiated, struck against, steep grade, crushed, lawn mower, sharp turn, overturn, steering wheel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107975153 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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