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Inspection: 312695570 - Sf-Recreation & Parks Department

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco

Nr: 312695570Report ID: 0950611Open Date: 05/31/2013

Sf-Recreation & Parks Department
17th & Bryant Streets
San Francisco, CA 94110
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9512/Land, Mineral, Wildlife, and Forest Conservation
NAICS: 924120/Administration of Conservation Programs
Mailing: 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/24/2013
Close Case:09/30/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $3,825 $0 $0 $950 $0 $4,775
Current Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $360 $0 $3,510
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A04 07/25/2013 08/27/2013 $0 $475 $0 A - Amendment
  2. 01002 Other 3328 B 07/25/2013 07/30/2013 $360 $475 $0 A - Amendment
  3. 02001 Serious 3563 D 07/25/2013 07/30/2013 $3,150 $3,825 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201186863Event: 05/22/2013Employee Thrown From Lawn Mower, Sustains A Laceration And M
On May 22, 2013, Employee #1 of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department sustained a head injury while conducting his duties. Employee #1 was assigned to three of the San Francisco parks including the Franklin Square, which is elevated from its surrounding sidewalks. The park perimeter lawn has slopes approximately 30 to 60 feet, 8-inch thick borders, and four foot-high retaining walls. A riding lawn mower, (Toro Groundmaster 220, 1997) had been used to cut the grass for both the flat and the sloped perimeter. The riding lawn mower was not equipped with Roll-Over Protection (ROP) and seat belt. At approximately 8:00 a.m., Employee #1 started mowing the border lawn area at the corner of Bryant and 17th Street where the lawn slopes were approximately 28.5 to 30% and bordered the 8-inch thick, four-foot high unprotected retaining wall. To start from the edge of the side, which had been blocked by a tree, he started backing up from the edge of the retaining wall when the rear right tire hit the retaining wall. Employee #1 was thrown out of the mower and landed on the sidewalk. He suffered a laceration on his head, which required 10 stitches, and a minor brain hemorrhage. The cause of the accident was using a riding lawn mower on a steeply sloped surface and within 5-feet of the unprotected retaining wall.
Keywords: head, riding on equipment, laceration, lawn mower, retaining wall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312695570 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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