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Accident: 100357.015 - Employee Is Drowned When Mower Rolls Over Into Pond

Accident: 100357.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 10/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1274204.01510/26/2017Sunset View Farm Landscaping Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on October 26, 2017, Employee #1 was mowing an incline along the p ond using a zero turn sit down style ExMark LazerZ mower, while a coworker on si te was string trimming. As the employee mowed the wet grass on the 17 degree in cline, the mower slid into the pond and flipped onto Employee #1, trapping him u nder water. The coworker noticed that he could not hear the mower running and we nt to look, only to find the mower upside down with the victim pinned under the water. The coworker attempted rescue and called 911. The employee was not wearin g his seat belt and the rollover protection system was not erect. Employee #1 di ed at the scene.
Keywords: drowning, lawn mower, roll-over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1274204.015 29 M Fatality

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