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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310027081 - William Gamble

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville

Nr: 310027081Report ID: 0419700Open Date: 08/03/2006

William Gamble
Cr250 & 169th Road
Live Oak, FL 32060
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 420 Se Trout Lane, Mayo, FL 32066

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/22/2006
Emphasis: L:LandscpeClose Case:01/08/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040039 A 10/26/2006 10/31/2006 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201353174Event: 06/21/2006Employee Is Killed When Crushed Under Mower
On June 21, 2006, Employee #1 was working alone mowing at a pine tree farm. He was using a New Holland Tractor (Model Number 3930) that was equipped with a Woods Rotary Cutter (Model Number BB720, also known as a bush hog mower). After mowing for approximately one to two hours, he stopped mowing, turned off the tractor, and crawled under the elevated bush hog mower. The mower (which weighed approximately 1,200 pounds) then lowered onto him and compressed his chest. Employee #1 died of compression asphyxia. It could not be determined why he crawled under the mower. There were no obvious problems with the mower, and no obstructions or material was caught on the blade.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, agriculture, crushed, lawn mower, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310027081 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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