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Accident: 200821478 - Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Tractor

Accident: 200821478 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 07/30/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30415728207/30/20018422Morton Aboretum
On July 30, 2001, Employee #1 was operating a John Deer Tractor, Model Number 2355 with an attached 14-ft Woods mowing deck, Model Number B-214. He was mowing a 40-acre field alone and the weather was hot and sunny, approximately 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 was a known diabetic and had a previous heart attack. He had drinking water with him. The tractor was equipped with a seat belt but it was not used since the ROPS had been removed. Employee #1 somehow fell off of the tractor and was run over multiple times and died of multiple hacking and crushing injuries.
Keywords: rope, crushed, lawn mower, seat belt, struck by, tractor, run over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304157282 Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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