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Accident: 14337257 - Employee Drives Lawn Tractor Into Lake And Drowns

Accident: 14337257 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 07/22/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10033220408/04/19885251Waldorf Ace Hardware
Employee #1 was cutting grass at a company's summer cottage when, for no apparent reason, he was driving a Wheelhorse lawn tractor near a lake's edge and drove it into the lake. The shore and lake bed had a 7 to 10 degree slope. There appeared to be no reason for the employee to be at the lake's edge. According to the Liberty county sheriff's office, Employee #1 was mildly retarded and was known to panic in stressful situations.
Keywords: lawn mower, drown, slope, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100332204 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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