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Accident: 170195465 - Employee Injured When Lawn Mower Crashes Into Ditch

Accident: 170195465 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/07/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12568415905/12/19997999Collins Lake Recreation Area
On May 7, 1999, Employee #1, a 20-year-old maintenance man who operated a recreation area on a lake, was driving a riding lawn mower down a paved road. The brakes and transmission failed and the mower went out of control and free wheeled. Employee #1 crashed into a small, rocky ditch, fracturing his neck.
Keywords: fracture, brake, work rules, engine, equipment failure, lawn mower, fall, neck, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125684159 Hospitalized injury Fracture Recreation workers

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