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Accident: 202082061 - Employee Dies In Mower Accident

Accident: 202082061 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 04/17/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31711581404/23/20130782Smart Landcare, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were in a rear yard at a single family residence, mowing and trimming. Employee #1 was using a trimmer to edge the grass while his coworker was using a commercial mower. The coworker ran over a metal spiral stake which was sticking out of the lawn. A part of the metal spiral stake came out from beneath the mower deck and struck Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 was taken to a local area hospital suffering from a laceration to the head causing swelling in the brain. Employee #1, remained in the hospiatl where he later died.
Keywords: head, laceration, lawn mower, struck by, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317115814 Fatality Cut/Laceration Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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