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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 95.129(01) 01/26/2022 02/03/2022 $8,000 $10,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 137901.015 Event: 08/05/2021Employee Is Killed When Pinned Partially Underwater By Lawn
At 04:48 p.m. on August 05, 2021, an employee, who had been employed for only th ree weeks, was operating a John Deere Zero Turn Riding Mower, model number Z960M , to cut the grass of a property. The employee was cutting along the edge of a pond located in the backyard of the property. At this stage, it was believed th at as the employee was mowing along the embankment moving southeast to northwest , the two left wheels dropped from an approximately 16 inch high embankment, re sulting in the mower turning completely upside-down landing in the pond. The em ployee was pinned at least partially underwater and died.
Keywords: cut, cutting, dropped, embankment, landscaping, lawn mower, material handling, operating, pinned, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1546337.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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