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Accident: 200880284 - Employee Killed When Pinned Under Water By Mower

Accident: 200880284 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 06/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30063048006/17/19987948Watkins Glen International
Employee #1, working for a temporary service, was using a Ferris Industries CTR mower, model CTR20K, serial #244, to cut the lawns of a speedway. He was mowing on a slope when the machine rolled backward over an embankment and into a stream. The mower landed on top of him, crushing his chest and pinning him under the surface. Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: chest, embankment, asphyxiated, pinned, lawn mower, lost control, slope, backing up, overturn, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300630480 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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