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Accident: 78433.015 - Employee Killed In Fire When Lawn Mower Rolls Over On Him

Accident: 78433.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 07/29/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1081240.01507/30/2015Minton Outdoor Services, Inc.
At 7:47 a.m. on July 29, 2015, Employee #1 was operating a John Deere Zero Turn Radius Mower, Model Number Z960A. Employee #1 and a coworker were mowing along a two lane county road which had a ditch running parallel to the roadway. The coworker was working 100 feet in front of the employee. The mower that Employee #1 was operating rolled over into the ditch and caught fire. Employee #1 was pinned under the mower and received third-degree burns to the chest and legs. Employee #1 was killed as a result of the injuries sustained at the site.
Keywords: burn, roll-over, chest, fire, leg, lawn mower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1081240.015 74 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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