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Accident: 136022.015 - Employee Drowns After Mower Rolls Into Pond

Accident: 136022.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 06/02/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1534486.01506/04/2021Pierpoint Lawn And Landscape, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on June 2, 2021, an employee was operating an eXmark Lazer Z E-Seri es 52" Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mower along the bank of a neighborhood pond. The la wnmower slipped off the embankment and rolled trapping the employee underwater w ith the mower on top of him. Coworkers and nearby residents pulled the employee from the pond and began life-saving measures until fire and EMS personnel arrive d. However, the employee had drowned and died at the scene.
Keywords: asphyxiated, drown, drowning, embankment, equipment operator, lack of oxygen, landscaper, landscaping, lawn mower, lung, riding on equipment, roll-over, slippery surface, slope, sloping, unstable position, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1534486.015 42 M Fatality

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