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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 6 7
Current Violations 1 6 7
Initial Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $1,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 880004 10/25/2002 12/13/2002 $1,750 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040029 B03 10/25/2002 12/13/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02002 Other 19100132 D02 10/25/2002 12/13/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02003 Other 19100147 C04 I 10/25/2002 12/13/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02004 Other 19100151 B 10/25/2002 12/13/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02005 Other 19100304 F05 V 10/25/2002 12/13/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02006 Other 19101030 C01 I 10/25/2002 12/13/2002 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200523389 Event: 08/21/2002Employee'S Foot Is Amputated By Commercial Mower
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 21, 2002, Employee #1, working alone, was using a Toro 325D commercial rotary mower with a 72 in. mower deck to cut the turf in a rural county park. He was turning while descending an approximately 30 degree slope when his left foot struck the mower blade and was amputated. Rescue personnel found the operator's seat broken free from the machine. Apparently, the seat monitor switch and the vehicle movement detector switch had been defeated, allowing the machine to continue to operate without a driver in the operator's seat. The mower deck was not equipped with a discharge deflector at the point where Employee #1's foot struck the blade.
Keywords: amputated, deadman control, work rules, struck against, steep grade, lawn mower, unmanned, unguarded, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304795644 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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