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Accident: 77908.015 - Employee Is Killed When Mower Overturns And Pins Him

Accident: 77908.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 07/07/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1075997.01507/08/2015The Cedar Hill Cemetery Association
At approximately 3:20 p.m. on July 7, 2015, Employee #1 was mowing a cemetery lawn with a 4 wheel drive Toro Groundsmaster 328 D mower with a front deck mower arrangement. The mower had a rollover protection structure, but Employee #1 was not wearing the mower's seat belt. As he was riding the mower, it overturned on a slope that was measured in various places from 25 to 30 degrees slope. Employee #1 became trapped beneath the rollover protection structure and died from blunt force trauma to the torso with chest compression.
Keywords: overturn, crushing, struck by, roll-over, lawn mower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1075997.015 78 M Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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