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Accident: 136755.015 - Employee Drowns When Crashing Mower Into Water

Accident: 136755.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 06/02/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1536538.01506/03/2021Department Of Natural Resources
At 9:00 a.m. on June 2, 2021, an employee was driving a TORO Z-Master Model Numb er 74952 Riding Lawn Mower cutting grass at a campground. The employee drove too close to the edge of a canal and miscalculated his turn radius causing the fron t left tire to drop off the edge. The front end of the mower impacted the slope with enough force to cause the back end to come up and over the front end thereb y ejecting the employee down into the water face first. The mower then fell on t op of the back of the employee pinning him under water and killing him due to dr owning.
Keywords: asphyxiated, back, canal, caught between, cutting, ditch, driver, drown, drowning, ejected, equipment operator, face, finger, head, lack of oxygen, landscaping, lawn mower, lung, motor vehicle, neck, pinned, river, roll-ov
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1536538.015 63 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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