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Accident: 128830.015 - Employee Is Pinned Underneath Lawn Mower And Is Killed

Accident: 128830.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 08/19/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1489221.01508/20/2020Lkm, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on August 19, 2020, an employee was mowing with a zero turn Exmark riding lawn mower. The employee was mowing a hill with a 30 degree slope without the roll bar erected and in the locked position. The mower flipped over and pi nned the employee underneath. The employee was unable to breath with the lawn mo wer resting on top of him, and he was killed. The preliminary cause of death is traumatic compressional asphyxia as a result of the weight of lawnmower compress ing on the employee's chest.
Keywords: asphyxiated, chest, lawn mower, pinned
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1489221.015 25 M Fatality

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