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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1271220.015 - Elegant Lawn Care Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Allentown

Nr: 1271220.015Report ID: 0317900Open Date: 10/16/2017

Elegant Lawn Care Co.
4443 Birkland Place
Easton, PA 18045
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 157, Wind Gap, PA 18091

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/16/2017
Close Case:11/15/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1275383 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100619.015Event: 10/16/2017Employee Sustains Minor Injuries In Fall From Lawn Mower
At 9:30 a.m. on October 16, 2017, Employee #1 was operating a riding lawn mower while performing lawn care maintenance along a patch of grass and a retaining wall. During operation, the steering mechanism of the mower malfunctioned, causing Employee #1 to drive off the ledge of the retaining wall, and fall seven feet to a lower level. The employee was transported to a nearby hospital by a coworker to check for internal injuries. Employee #1 received first aid treatment for minor scratches and bruises to his head and knee, and then was released.
Keywords: retaining wall, steering, fall, head, laceration, knee, lawn mower, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1271220.015 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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