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Accident: 138921.015 - Employee Is Killed When Lawn Mower Rolls Over

Accident: 138921.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 09/03/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1551861.01509/07/2021Texas Pride Lawn Maintenance And Turf Specialists
At 1:15 p.m. on September 3, 2021, an employee was going up a steep hill, mowing grass with a zero-turn lawn mowing machine. At the top of the hill, it appears that the mowing deck struck the ground. The mower either reversed or slid backwa rds, and ended up eventually flipping over backwards. The mower's roll-over prot ection system was not up and in position. The employee was crushed in between th e machine and the ground. The employee was killed when crushed by the mower, and suffered a fractured C-Spine and massive head trauma.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, crushed, fracture, head, lawn mower, rops, roll-over, spine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1551861.015 67 M Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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