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Accident: 137901.015 - Employee Is Killed When Pinned Partially Underwater By Lawn

Accident: 137901.015 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/05/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1546337.01508/05/20210782149790 - Williams Landscaping Llc
At 04:48 p.m. on August 05, 2021, an employee, who had been employed for only th ree weeks, was operating a John Deere Zero Turn Riding Mower, model number Z960M , to cut the grass of a property. The employee was cutting along the edge of a pond located in the backyard of the property. At this stage, it was believed th at as the employee was mowing along the embankment moving southeast to northwest , the two left wheels dropped from an approximately 16 inch high embankment, re sulting in the mower turning completely upside-down landing in the pond. The em ployee was pinned at least partially underwater and died.
Keywords: cut, cutting, dropped, embankment, landscaping, lawn mower, material handling, operating, pinned, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1546337.015 17 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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