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Inspection: 309921369 - U S Lawns Of Knoxville

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 6

Nr: 309921369Report ID: 0454716Open Date: 02/23/2006

U S Lawns Of Knoxville
2804 French Broad Lane
Knoxville, TN 37914
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/24/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/31/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200623700Event: 02/22/2006Employee Is Killed By Falling Ramp
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on February 22, 2006, Employee #1 was performing unauthorized maintenance on the Hydra-Ramp of the box truck. Employee #1 was draining the hydraulic fluid from the cylinder which allowed the Hydra-Ramp to fall and pin him between the gravel lot and the 900-lb Hydra-Ramp. Employee #1 was asphyxiated.
Keywords: chest, hydraulic lift, maintenance, asphyxiated, ramp, caught between, truck, struck by, falling object, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309921369 Fatality Asphyxia Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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