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Accident: 202043881 - Employee Crushed And Killed When Mower Rolled Over

Accident: 202043881 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 09/14/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30236745309/20/19997011Wilburton Inn
Employee #1 was mowing the lawn of an Inn with a Skag-Brand mower. On this type of mower, the power and steering are provided by individually controlled hydrostatic motor at each rear wheel. Separate levers control these motors. The operator was mowing adjacent to a 16-ft ledge above the driveway when he apparently misjudged the location of the left wheel and fell off the ledge and was crushed by the mower. The mower was not equipped with roll over protection nor does the manufacturer provide it for this type of machine. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: roll-over, rops, crushed, lawn mower, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302367453 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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