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Accident: 15995.015 - Employee Over Turns Riding Mower And Is Killed

Accident: 15995.015 -- Report ID: 0420300 -- Event Date: 05/07/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
418783.01505/07/2012U. S. Dept. Of Interior
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on May 7, 2012, Employee #1 was operating a riding mo wer with a fixed receptacle trashcan. The mower was a Gravely zero turn radius ( 60-inch) cutting deck mower. He was seen pulling back both arm levers in the rev erse position and driving the mower backwards. Later on, he was seen going over a sloped embankment. Employee #1 was wearing his seatbelt. He was found dead aft er sliding off the valley side of the 45 degree slope embankment approximately 1 43 feet and flipping 7-8 times and striking his head on a boulder.
Keywords: lawn mower, overturn, roll-over, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 418783.015 63 M Fatality Forestry workers, except logging

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