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Accident: 200621282 - Employee Drowns While Weed Trimming

Accident: 200621282 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 05/11/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30400367601/18/20010782Quality Land Management

On May 5, 2000, Employee #1 was weed trimming at the rear of a Hardee's restaurant in Livingston, TN, while two coworkers were in the front of the restaurant, mowing and weed trimming. They went to the rear of the building to check on Employee #1 and found him lying, face down, in 3 to 4 ft of water. The coworkers pulled him out and one initiated CPR while the other ran inside for help. Emergency Services responded, but could not revive Employee #1. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A subsequent autopsy determined that Employee #1 had died as a result of drowning.

Keywords: portable power tool, maintenance, asphyxiated, cpr, lawn mower, drown, inattention, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304003676 Fatality Asphyxia Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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