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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1258702.015 - City Of Decatur

Inspection Information - Office: Illinois Public Sector

Nr: 1258702.015Report ID: 0551702Open Date: 08/22/2017

City Of Decatur
723 W. Center St.Null
Decatur, IL 62526
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: One Gary K. Anderson Plazaattn: Julie Moore-Wolfe - Mayor, Decatur, IL 62523

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/23/2017
Close Case:10/13/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 98603.015Event: 08/17/2017Employee Sustains Internal Injuries When Mowing Grass
At 9:00 a.m. on August 17, 2017, an employee was mowing a patch of grass with a SCAG walk behind mower, model SWZV. The employee was located between the alley a nd the fence in the back yard. The employee attempted to turn the mower around b y going in reverse, due to a pile of sticks and the fence in the way of the mowe r. The employee pulled up on the control handle to put the mower in reverse, as he did so the mower jerked back and pinned him between the mower and the passeng er door of the work truck. The employee suffered from a swollen bowel contusion, and bruising in his lower back and stomach.
Keywords: back, caught between, lawn mower, motor vehicle, pinned, stomach
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1258702.015 Hospitalized injury Adjusters and calibrators

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