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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1338064.015 - 72589 - Rea Landscape Management Llc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1338064.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/25/2018

72589 - Rea Landscape Management Llc
200 Salkahatchie Stnull
Summerville, SC 29485
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 2544 Ashley River Rd. Unit Hnull, Charleston, SC 29414

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/26/2018
Close Case:06/13/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1399637 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 1.12(A) 12/04/2018 12/25/2018 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 1.12(A) 12/04/2018 12/25/2018 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 1.12(A) 12/04/2018 12/25/2018 $1,250 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 1.12(A) 12/04/2018 12/25/2018 $0 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108265.015Event: 07/24/2018Employee Is Pinned By Lawn Mower Underwater And Drowns
At 5:23 p.m. on July 24, 2018, an employee was cutting grass on a Husqvarna Zero turn lawn mower approximately 10' 9' from the edge of the pond on a hill with a slope range of 26 to 38 percent. The grass was wet from the previous day's wea ther. The mower weighed 1359 lbs, with a cutting width of 72', a forward speed of 0-12 mph and a reverse speed of 0-5 mph. The front caster tires were 13 x 6. 5 and the rear tires were 24 x 12-12. The employee made approximately three pas ses along the bank of the pond starting near the water's edge and working up the bank. Approximately 10.5 feet from the water's edge, the mower slid down the bank and rolled over into the pond on top of the employee, drowning him.
Keywords: drowning, lawn mower, pinned
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1338064.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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