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Accident: 200090850 - Lawn Care Worker Is Struck And Killed By Automobile

Accident: 200090850 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 07/01/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31234668707/20/20100782J. Pacheco Landscaping
At 1:45 p.m. on July 1, 2010, three employees of J. Pacheco Landscaping were at a private residence in the town of Westerly, RI, performing lawn care services. Two workers were in the rear of the residence mowing the lawn, and Employee #1 was in front of the residence, using a gas powered string trimmer to cut weeds. He was standing approximately four feet from a roadway, with his back to the roadway. An oncoming car left the roadway, struck Employee #1, and continued traveling in a northerly direction. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene. Initial reports indicated that the driver of the car may have sustained a medical problem while operating the vehicle.
Keywords: lawn mower, automobile, struck by, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312346687 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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