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Accident: 851337 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Mower

Accident: 851337 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 09/29/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10254284210/04/19885083Pulvermacher Enterprises, Inc.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on September 29, 1988, Employee #1, the president of the company, was working on a power Brush Hog mower. The grass cutting machine was suspended in the air by a Clark forklift truck and a Ford model tractor, to which the mower deck was attached by a two point rear suspension hookup. Employee #1 was working under the suspended load when it apparently slipped off the forklift and struck him at the lower portion of his neck. He sustained a broken neck and died.

Keywords: fracture, slip, industrial truck, lawn mower, neck, struck by, falling object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102542842 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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