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Accident: 202561171 - Employee Found Unresponsive In Cart And Tangled In Guy Wires

Accident: 202561171 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 02/02/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31541925903/10/20117992National Golf Maintenance, Llc
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on February 2, 2011, Employee #1 was working at a golf course. Another worker at the course was driving along the 18th hole of the south golf course, when he observed a maintenance cart that seemed not to have a driver. The cart was entangled in a guy wire of a power or utility pole located on the south side of a fairway. The worker approached and found employee #1 slouched over in the driver's seat with his left hand entangled in the power or utility pole's guy wires. Employee #1 was unresponsive. The worker called his supervisor, who in turn called for emergency medical technicians. Employee #1 was pronounced dead upon arrival at an emergency room. A medical examiner determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma of the torso.
Keywords: maintenance, unconsciousness, abdomen, stuck, golf cart, abrasion, elderly, guy, utility pole, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315419259 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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