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Accident: 201352861 - Employee Is Killed When Lawn Mower Rolls Over

Accident: 201352861 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 09/27/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30843427309/27/20050782Apm Landscape And Lawn Care
On September 27, 2005, Employee #1 was operating a Gravely riding lawn mower, Model Number 992020, Serial Number 030078, with a 60-inch cut. The mower was not equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS) or a seat belt. The manufacturer's manual and placard on the mower stated do not operate on slopes over 17 degrees. Employee #1 was on the grass on the side walls of a dry retention pond, 25 degree slope, when the lawn mower slid on the dew-covered grass and flipped on top of Employee #1. The mower crushed and killed him.
Keywords: asphyxiated, roll-over, crushed, lawn mower, slippery surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308434273 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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