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Accident: 202327797 - Employee Drowned In Retention Pond

Accident: 202327797 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 05/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30481033605/31/20020782Onesource Landscape & Golf Services, Inc.

Employee #1 was operating a riding mower while mowing a 20-to-25 degree slope around a retention pond. Employee #1 was mowing the slope parallel to the pond and 2 ft from the lower edge of the slope, which dropped off abruptly another 2.5 ft down to the pond. Employee #1 apparently lost control of the mower as it lost traction on the leaf-strewn slope and the mower rolled down the slope and flipped over when it ran off the edge of the 2.5-ft drop-off. The mower flipped upside-down in the water, trapping Employee #1 underneath in water approximately 1.5 ft deep. Employee #1 drowned.

Keywords: pinned, roll-over, lawn mower, slippery surface, drown, lost control, slope, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304810336 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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