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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1473496.015 - Cinnaminson Township Dpw

Inspection Information - Office: Nj Safety (Trenton)

Nr: 1473496.015Report ID: 0253420Open Date: 05/04/2020

Cinnaminson Township Dpw
1601 Union Landing Roadnull
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 561210/Facilities Support Services
Mailing: 1621 Riverton Roadnull, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/07/2020
Close Case:12/14/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1580562    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
Current Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious N.J.S.A. 34:6A-33(A) 10/16/2020 12/04/2020 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125964.015Event: 04/28/2020Employee Drowns When Mower Rolls Over Into Water
At 8:00 a.m. on April 28, 2020, Employee #1 was operating a Hustler Zero Turn Ri de-On mower (Model 929950 / Serial Number 11121511) to cut grass approximately 1 0 feet from the water's edge. There were no reported witnesses to the accident. Based on observation of the incident scene, Employee # 1 operated the mower tow ards the body of water in an attempt to avoid a large plant. The mower got withi n 5 feet of the water's edge. It was probable that the left tire/wheel assembly of the mower encountered soft soil conditions as well as an increasingly steep slope which caused the mower to roll over into the water. Preliminary measureme nts of the slope read between 20 to 30 degrees towards the water. Upon examinat ion of police department body-cam video and examination of the mower, it was lik ely that the mower's roll over protection structure (ROPS) was not secured in an upright position at the time of the incident. Further, Employee #1 was not wea ring the mower's seatbelt. Employee #1 was killed as a result of drowning.
Keywords: caught between, cutting, drowning, lawn mower, roll-over, seat belt, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1473496.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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