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Inspection: 307360453 - County Of Spotsylvania, Dept. Parks & Recreation

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 1

Nr: 307360453Report ID: 0355111Open Date: 05/14/2004

County Of Spotsylvania, Dept. Parks & Recreation
Loriella Park, 10910 Leavells Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 28, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/08/2004
Close Case:12/10/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 11/09/2004 11/15/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100178 Q01 11/09/2004 11/16/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100132 D01 11/09/2004 11/17/2004 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200921427Event: 05/14/2004Tractor And Bush Hog Run Over And Kill Employee
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on May 14, 2004, Employee #1 was operating a John Deere tractor with attached Bush Hog mower to mow a large field behind the park headquarters. After stopping the bush hog and raising it approximately 12 in. above the ground, Employee #1 began driving forward when the bush hog, because of its weight, caused the tractor to become unstable. Employee #1 was thrown from the seat of the tractor and was run over by the left rear tire and left side of the bush hog resulting in his death.
Keywords: fracture, tractor, run over, bush hog
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307360453 Fatality Fracture Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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