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Accident: 201020567 - Employee Drowns When Mower Overturns In Creek

Accident: 201020567 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/02/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12553313306/02/20057992Mill Valley, City Of
On June 2, 2005, Employee #1, an employee at a municipal golf course, was found drowned in a creek under the riding mower he had been using earlier in the day. The accident apparently occurred while he was returning for lunch. His route took him on a road which dipped down a slope and crossed a creek. There was a drop of approximately 10 ft to the creek with no barriers on either side. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: embankment, agriculture, barrier guard, lawn mower, river, drown, sloping, overturn, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125533133 Fatality Asphyxia Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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