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Accident: 202317095 - Employee Cutting Grass Dies In Vehicular Accident

Accident: 202317095 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 08/09/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30470804308/10/20010782Trugreen Landcare L.L.C.

On August 9, 2001, an employee was cutting grass and removing trash from grass medians along Florida's Interstate 4. At the time of the accident, an employee was riding in the back of a John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle, which was crossing the Interstate when the vehicle was struck by an oncoming passenger van. As a result of the accident, the employee received extensive blunt force trauma to his head. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Two other employees who were riding in the front of the utility vehicle were hospitalized with contusions and abrasions. One employee was treated and released on the same day, while the other employee was treated and remained in the hospital for observation.

Keywords: traffic accident, vehicle, collision, lawn mower, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304708043 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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