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Accident: 201204641 - Employee Fractures Back When Mower Rolls Down Embankment

Accident: 201204641 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 03/09/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31478605403/10/20117389Lane County
On March 9, 2011, Employee #1 was traveling on a narrow gravel road in a grass mower, and the vehicle began to bounce. Employee #1 applied the brakes, which were not set in traveling mode, without locking the two brakes together. This caused the mower to veer off the roadway and roll down an embankment. Employee #1 apparently fractured his back, and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: embankment, fracture, brake, roll-over, back, lawn mower, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314786054 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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