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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 317115814 - Smart Landcare, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 317115814Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 04/23/2013

Smart Landcare, Inc.
3228 Brinen Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 9610 Mountain Ivy Court, Charlotte, NC 28210

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/12/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102101151    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $1,575 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,575
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 95012901 10/07/2013 10/15/2013 $1,575 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202082061Event: 04/17/2013Employee Dies In Mower Accident
Employee #1 and a coworker were in a rear yard at a single family residence, mowing and trimming. Employee #1 was using a trimmer to edge the grass while his coworker was using a commercial mower. The coworker ran over a metal spiral stake which was sticking out of the lawn. A part of the metal spiral stake came out from beneath the mower deck and struck Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 was taken to a local area hospital suffering from a laceration to the head causing swelling in the brain. Employee #1, remained in the hospiatl where he later died.
Keywords: head, laceration, lawn mower, struck by, concussion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317115814 Fatality Cut/Laceration Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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