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Inspection: 1499769.015 - Alpha Landscapes

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1499769.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 10/27/2020

Alpha Landscapes
2333 Sw Plaza Parkwaynull
Ankeny, IA 50021
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 31273 510th Aveattn: Riley Marvin, Slater, IA 50244

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/27/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1499784 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,978 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,978
Current Penalty $3,978 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,978
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 12/16/2020 04/15/2021 $3,978 $3,978 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131345.015Event: 10/27/2020Employee Is Killed When Caught In Skid Steer
At 9:00 a.m. on October 27, 2020, employees were planting trees outside of the c onstruction project site. A coworker was operating a Bobcat skid steer with an auger attachment to dig holes for trees. Employee #1 approached underneath the r aised the skid steer arms to retrieve a knife from the coworker. As the coworker withdrew his arm, he activated the controls and lowered the skid steer arms whi le Employee #1 was underneath. Employee #1 was caught between the skid steer's a rms and frame, and he was killed by crushing injury to head and chest.
Keywords: caught between, caught in, chest, crushed, head, skidder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1499769.015 Fatality Construction Laborer

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