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Accident: 200623189 - Landscaper Drives Mower Off Platform And Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 200623189 -- Report ID: 0454715 -- Event Date: 07/25/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30768164307/27/20047992Shiloh Falls Golf Course

On July 25, 2004, a groundskeeper drove his riding lawn mower onto a powered platform that was going to transport the mower to the bottom of an 88-foot hill. He planned to mow the rest of the golf course. When he accelerated his mower toward the platform, he accidentally drove the mower off the unloading side of the platform, falling approximately 25 feet to his death. The groundskeeper was dead when emergency medical personnel arrived.

Keywords: platform, maintenance, work rules, driver, riding on equipment, lawn mower, fall, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307681643 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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