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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312541519 - Good Earth Garden Center And Nursery

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 312541519Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 11/13/2008

Good Earth Garden Center And Nursery
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5261/Retail Nurseries, Lawn and Garden Supply Stores
NAICS: 444220/ Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores
Mailing: 15601 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock, AR 72223

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/22/2009
Close Case:02/10/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100265149    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/26/2009 02/05/2009 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200263564Event: 11/13/2008Employee Drowns When Mower Slides Into River
Employee #1 was using a Walker riding mower to mulch leaves. When the bag on the mower became full, the employee rode the mower approximately 20 feet to a levee to dump the bag of leaves. The employee was backing up near the edge of the levee, when the mower slid down the embankment approximately 10 to 15 feet into the Arkansas River. The employee drowned.
Keywords: equipment operator, lawn mower, river, drown, lost control, backing up
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312541519 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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