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Accident: 200921427 - Tractor And Bush Hog Run Over And Kill Employee

Accident: 200921427 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 05/14/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30736045305/14/20040782County Of Spotsylvania, Dept. Parks & Recreation
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on May 14, 2004, Employee #1 was operating a John Deere tractor with attached Bush Hog mower to mow a large field behind the park headquarters. After stopping the bush hog and raising it approximately 12 in. above the ground, Employee #1 began driving forward when the bush hog, because of its weight, caused the tractor to become unstable. Employee #1 was thrown from the seat of the tractor and was run over by the left rear tire and left side of the bush hog resulting in his death.
Keywords: fracture, tractor, run over, bush hog
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307360453 Fatality Fracture Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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