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Accident: 200676526 - Worker Drowns When Lawn Tractor Tips Over Into Lake

Accident: 200676526 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 01/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31021440801/10/20077997Valleycrest Golf Course Maintenance, Inc.

On January 9, 2007, an employee was operating a lawn mower attached to a John Deere 870, 4WD Tractor on a golf course (10th tee) near a lake embankment that sloped 19.5 degrees. The lawn mower tipped over into the water, pinning the employee. The employee drowned because of the accident.

Keywords: embankment, maintenance, asphyxiated, suffocated, roll-over, lawn mower, drown, slope, overturn, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310214408 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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