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Inspection: 315719534 - Scott Duffy Dba Landscape Solutions

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 315719534Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 07/28/2011

Scott Duffy Dba Landscape Solutions
1845 Eagle Ridge View
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 2336 Golfview Dr., White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/18/2011
Close Case:01/24/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $250 $0 $0 $1,250 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $150 $0 $0 $625 $0 $775
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 182065308 12/08/2011 01/01/2012 $150 $250 $0 12/20/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A 12/08/2011 12/12/2011 $625 $1,250 $0 12/20/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200515427Event: 07/18/2011Employee Collapses From Heat Exhaustion, Later Dies
On July 18, 2011, a hot summer day, Employee #1 and a coworker were trimming hedges and collecting the cuttings from the hedges. The two employees drank liquids when they arrived at the job site. They drank liquids several times that morning, and Employee #1 took a break in the shade. The two employees and the owner then went to lunch and ate inside the air-conditioned restaurant. They then went back to the job site and continued to trim hedges, using electric trimmers and an edger. Later that afternoon, Employee #1 collapsed and was taken to the hospital. Employee #1 died at the hospital. The employer did not report the fatality within eight hours to OSHA. Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Division proposed one serious and one nonserious citation. One proposed citation was for not having established a written Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction (AWAIR) Program that promoted safe and healthful working conditions and was based on clearly stated goals and objectives for meeting those goals. The second proposed citation was for not having orally reported an employment accident that resulted in a fatality or the inpatient hospitalization of three or more employees, within eight hours after the occurrence, to the nearest Area Office of the Minnesota or Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration or to the OSHA toll-free central telephone number (1-800-321-OSHA).
Keywords: unconsciousness, heat exhaustion, tree trimming, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315719534 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Laborers, except construction

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