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Accident: 170841548 - Employee Killed When Tractor Rolled Over

Accident: 170841548 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 03/15/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12562152403/16/20017992Stone Tree Golf Club
Employee #1 was blowing grass clippings from the south edge of the thirteenth green. Employee #1 was proceeding west along the edge of the green where it started to slope steeply to the south, down the hillside. Employee #1 was using a John Deere F-1145 Prime Mover (Number MO1145X186284K) with PTO driven, front-mounted Agrimetal Inc. Model BW240 thatch blower. The tractor was equipped with ROPS and seat belts, but Employee #1 was not wearing the seat belts provided. Employee #1 rolled the tractor and blower over approximately four times down the hillside, ending up under the blower. Employee #1 suffered a fractured pelvis, severed arteries and internal injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized and died on April 9, 2001, as a result of complications from his initial injury.
Keywords: severed, fracture, pinned, pelvis, tractor, artery, slope, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125621524 Fatality Fracture Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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