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Accident: 129867.015 - Employee Is Killed By Drowning

Accident: 129867.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 09/28/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1494778.01509/29/2020W.A. Management, Inc.
At 9:06 a.m. on September 28, 2021, Employee # 1 was operating a riding mower on a hill close to a retention pond. The grassy embankment surrounding the pond ha s slopes with varying degree angles (between 15 and 30 degrees). At one point th e lawn mower rolled off the hill while Employee # 1 was operating it. The mower landed in the retention pond, pinning Employee # 1 under the water. There were n o witnesses to the incident. Employee # 1 was found by two other coworkers in th e pond along with the lawn mower. Although the lawn mower was equipped with rol l over protection, it was not in use at the time of the incident. Employee # 1 d rowned in the retention pond. Employee # 1 was trapped under the lawn mower aft er it fell into the pond. He was killed by drowning.
Keywords: drown, drowning, lawn mower, roll-over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1494778.015 56 M Fatality

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