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Accident: 200263564 - Employee Drowns When Mower Slides Into River

Accident: 200263564 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 11/13/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31254151911/13/20085261Good Earth Garden Center And Nursery
Employee #1 was using a Walker riding mower to mulch leaves. When the bag on the mower became full, the employee rode the mower approximately 20 feet to a levee to dump the bag of leaves. The employee was backing up near the edge of the levee, when the mower slid down the embankment approximately 10 to 15 feet into the Arkansas River. The employee drowned.
Keywords: equipment operator, lawn mower, river, drown, lost control, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312541519 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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