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Accident: 565820 - Employee Killed When Pinned Between Tree And Mower

Accident: 565820 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 04/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10336910404/30/19910782Minor'S Lawn Care, Inc.
On April 22, 1991, Employee #1 was performing lawn maintenance at the St. Francis Retirement Village, Chapel Plaza, Crawley, TX. He was traveling down a 20 degree slope on a Hustler model 400 riding mower, serial #3872333, headed toward a flat area that he was going to mow when the mower picked up speed. He pulled back on the directional lever too quickly, causing the mower to back up. Employee #1 was thrown forward over the front of the mower, and struck a tree. The mower continued down the slope and pinned him between against the tree, killing him. He was discovered at 2:44 p.m.
Keywords: ejected, pinned, work rules, control lever, struck against, steep grade, caught between, lawn mower, tree
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103369104 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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