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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1094154.015 - D.D.M. Investments, Inc Dba Wieland'S Lawn Services

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights

Nr: 1094154.015Report ID: 0524530Open Date: 09/24/2015

D.D.M. Investments, Inc Dba Wieland'S Lawn Services
1812 Carrington Waylocated By Lake Behind The House
Swansea, IL 62220
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 302 East Meadow Brook Drivenull, Freeburg, IL 62243

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/24/2015
Close Case:05/05/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1022858 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $4,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,400
Current Penalty $4,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/16/2016 04/11/2016 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19101200 E01 03/16/2016 04/11/2016 $1,600 $1,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19101200 G01 03/16/2016 04/11/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002C Serious 19101200 H01 03/16/2016 04/11/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 79788.015Event: 09/23/2015Employee Drowns When Riding Lawn Mower Rolls Over Into Pond
At 3:26 p.m. on September 23, 2015, Employee #1 was working for a landscaping se rvice. He and a coworker were cutting lawns in a large residential subdivision. The weather was 21 degrees Celsius (69 degrees Fahrenheit), with 78 percent rela tive humidity. Visibility was 16 kilometers (10 miles), with calm winds out of t he east-southeast. At approximately 8:00 a.m. that day, Employee #1 and his cowo rker started mowing the lawns in the residential subdivision. Employee #1 was op erating a SCAG Turf Tiger Model STT61V-791 zero-radius turn commercial mower, wi th Serial Number H9600165. This was a riding mower, on which the operator sat do wn to operate the mower. The coworker was operating a stand-behind-style mower ( a "sulkie," if it was a riding mower). Behind the houses in the subdivision was a large pond. Employee #1 was mowing an area around the pond in the subdivision. As was common, the two workers were not mowing in the same area. As Employee #1 operated his mower around the edge of the pond, a wheel slid off the grass. As a result, the mower rolled over into the pond. Employee #1 was pinned beneath th e mower in water approximately 0.8 meters (30 inches) deep. The mower's roll-ove r protection system (ROPS) was engaged in the upright position. Employee #1 was not wearing a seat belt and he drowned.
Keywords: drown, drowning, inexperience, lawn mower, riding on equipment, roll-over, rops, seat belt, slippery surface, slope, sloping, walking surface, water, work rules
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1094154.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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