Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200758548 - Employee Crushed When Lawn Mower Overturns, Later Dies
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|310481825||10/09/2007||7992||West Links, Inc. Dba Westchester Golf Course|
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on October 4, 2007, Employee #1 was mowing the greens around the twelfth hole when he made a series of turns that placed the machine too close to the edge of the embankment to a pond. Employee #1 was injured and later died of asphyxia as a result of the riding lawn mower overturning and pinning him after the machine dropped off an embankment and into a pond. Employee #1 had received minimal training in how to safely operate the equipment he was using. The Hustler Z, zero-turn lawnmower was sold with safety instructions that the company possessed at the time of the accident. The manufacturer also requires that a rollover protective structure (ROPS) be installed on the equipment.
|1||310481825||Fatality||Asphyxia||Machine operators, not specified|