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Accident: 200203503 - Worker Drowns When Lawn Mower Rolls Over Embankment

Accident: 200203503 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 07/21/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31463621807/22/20100782Thompson Turf Management, Inc.
An employee was mowing a lawn with a riding lawn mower tractor. He was near the edge of a freshwater creek, when the tractor fell down an embankment. The employee was trapped beneath the tractor in two feet of water. He drowned. The lawn mower was operated improperly, as it lacked rollover protection.
Keywords: embankment, asphyxiated, inadequate maint, roll-over, rops, riding on equipment, lawn mower, drown, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314636218 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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