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Accident: 14569529 - Employee Drowns When Pinned In Creek By Golf Cart

Accident: 14569529 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 06/18/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1504321906/18/19847992Hillman Corp.
At approximately 12:20 a.m. on June 18, 1984, Employee #1, age 17, was working as a night waterman at the McNary public golf course in Keizer, OR. He shared his fourth shift, 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., with an experienced coworker who sent him to remove six sprinkler heads from the #1 fairway. Employee #1 was driving a 2-month-old Cushman Turf Truckster three-wheeled cart, model #898530-8410, north along a path adjacent to the pro shop when he went off the roadway. Employee #1 was thrown from the cart as it rolled over while traveling down the 45 percent slope. He was found approximately 30 minutes later, face-down under the upright vehicle in a creek at the bottom of the hill. Emergency resuscitation procedures were performed without success. The cause of death was listed as drowning.
Keywords: ejected, pinned, roll-over, golf cart, inexperience, drown, slope, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15043219 Fatality Other Occupational therapists

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