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Accident: 51406.015 - Landscaping Worker Drowned When Lawn Mower Rolls Over

Accident: 51406.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 08/26/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
935690.01508/26/2013Jba Land Management, Llc
At 8:00 a.m. on August 26, 2013, an employee was working for a landscaping servi ce. He was operating a SCAG Model Number STT61V-791DFI Turf Tiger riding lawn mo wer. It weighed 612 kilograms (1,350 pounds and he was operating the mower on a golf course. He was on a sloping surface, the bank near a water hazard at the co urse's hole #7. The mower rolled over into the water. Approximately thirty min utes later, the employee was found submerged in the water, with the mower upside down and on top of him. The mower was equipped with a roll-over protection sys tem, but it was not being used at the time. The grass may have been damp. It c ould not be determined whether or not the employee was wearing a seat belt at th e time of the roll-over. There were no witnesses to the incident.
Keywords: asphyxiated, drowning, lawn mower, roll-over, rops, slippery surface, slope, sloping, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 935690.015 22 M Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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