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Accident: 201033768 - Employee Injured When Riding Mower Tips Over

Accident: 201033768 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 04/30/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30076091505/22/20017011Two Harbors Enterprises
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on April 30, 2001, Employee #1, a campground ranger for a vacation resort, was mowing the campgrounds using a sit down John Deere lawn tractor. The campgrounds have a terraced area located on a hill leading down to the ocean. He was mowing the edge of campground 29, which had been prepped the day before by a crew with weed whackers who cleared the brush approximately 15 inches back from the 40 degree slope leading to campground 30. While he was making a pass with the mower he came too close to the slope leading down to the next campground and lost control of the tractor. He jumped off the lawn tractor and rolled down the slope approximately 15 ft. The tractor followed striking him in his back and head. Employee #1 was hospitalized with spinal cord-paraplegia.
Keywords: head, spine, roll-over, back, crushed, lawn mower, struck by, tractor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300760915 Hospitalized injury Other Painters, construction and maintenance

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