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Accident: 200922813 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Lawnmower Rolls Over

Accident: 200922813 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 06/29/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31647197807/02/20120782Grass Choppers Inc
On June 29, 2012, Employee #1 was operating a zero turn lawnmower (sit down type) next to the side of a hill. The mower apparently was too close to the incline. The mower and Employee #1 rolled down the incline of the bank. Employee #1 was discovered in a creek under the water, with the mower on top of him. The Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death (verbal from LCSO) was injuries consistent with the roll-over event (crushing injuries) along with the water present in the lungs (drowning).
Keywords: roll-over, crushed, lawn mower, drown, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316471978 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm
2 316471978 Fatality Asphyxia Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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