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Accident: 68488.015 - Employee On Lawn Mower Rolls Over Into Lake And Drowns

Accident: 68488.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 10/15/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1001014.01510/16/2014Mainguy Environmental Care, Inc.

At 10:30 a.m. on October 15, 2014, an employee was cutting grass with a ride-on lawn mower. The employee was cutting grass on an embankment with a slope of app roximately 20 degrees. The lawn mower possibly struck a tree root, causing it to veer into a lake. The roll bar located on the mower was not fully opened and th e employee was pinned beneath the mower in the lake. The employee drowned.

Keywords: agriculture, drowning, lawn mower, roll-over

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1001014.015 23 M Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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