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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119509032 - City Of College Park Pub Works

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 119509032Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 08/05/1992

City Of College Park Pub Works
9217 51st Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4941/Water Supply
Mailing: 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/10/1992
Emphasis: L:9311Close Case:12/08/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361545585    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
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 19100242 A 11/02/1992 11/05/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100243 E02 I 11/02/1992 11/05/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100243 E04 IIIB 11/02/1992 11/05/1992 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170070189Event: 08/05/1992Employee Injures Foot In Lawn Mower
Employee #1 was using a Grazer #398 18 hp riding lawn mower to cut a small grassy knoll. The employee stated that he was in the operator's seat when he struck a tree root and fell to the ground. The mower continued to run in a circle. As Employee #1 lay on the ground trying to get up, the mower blade ran over his right foot, and cut a large section of the top bone and surrounding tissue. The operator's seat was factory equipped with a seat cut-off switch but the safety switch was found to be defective due to broken wiring and the design allowed for continued operation in the event of safety system parts failure. This part-time employee was familiar with the equipment and the area being mowed. Some equipment and safety training had been provided. Steel-toed shoes were worn, as required, but the injury occurred above the toes.
Keywords: cutout switch, equipment failure, laceration, lawn mower, fall, struck by, unmanned, blade, run over, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119509032 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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