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Accident: 201353174 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed Under Mower

Accident: 201353174 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 06/21/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31002708108/03/20060782William Gamble
On June 21, 2006, Employee #1 was working alone mowing at a pine tree farm. He was using a New Holland Tractor (Model Number 3930) that was equipped with a Woods Rotary Cutter (Model Number BB720, also known as a bush hog mower). After mowing for approximately one to two hours, he stopped mowing, turned off the tractor, and crawled under the elevated bush hog mower. The mower (which weighed approximately 1,200 pounds) then lowered onto him and compressed his chest. Employee #1 died of compression asphyxia. It could not be determined why he crawled under the mower. There were no obvious problems with the mower, and no obstructions or material was caught on the blade.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, agriculture, crushed, lawn mower, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310027081 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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