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Accident: 201320363 - Employee Drowned By Fall Into Ditch

Accident: 201320363 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 06/19/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30501307006/20/20022421Maier Lumber Company, Inc.
At approximately 3 p.m. on June 16, 2002, Employee #1, a company president, was found lying face down in approximately 8 in. of water with a Snapper 8-hp-riding lawn mower on top of him. He was mowing grass and weeds next to an 8-ft-deep drain ditch. He and the tractor evidently fell into the ditch. The coroner ruled the death an accidental drowning.
Keywords: ditch, lawn mower, fall, drown, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305013070 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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