The state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health levied the fine for safety violations stemming from a June 10 accident that left a seasonal golf course employee with severe cuts that required stitches.
The town of Ridgefield, Conn., has been fined $9,000 for safety violations at the Ridgefield Golf Course that led to an employee’s injury on June 10, the Ridgefield Press reported.
The town will probably not contest the fine, First Selectman Rudy Marconi said, although he will discuss the decision with the Board of Selectmen, the Press reported.
The fine was levied by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health after an investigation following the June 10 accident found that wires to safety devices on several mowers used at the golf course had been clipped, the Press reported.
The safety devices cut the engine off go whenever the driver leaves from seat of the riding mower, to prevent injuries from the moving blades. In the accident a seasonal employee severely cut his hand and needed numerous stitches, although Marconi said the worker didn’t lose any fingers, the Press reported.