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Accident: 829796 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Crushed By Lawn Mower

Accident: 829796 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10425142605/07/19909711Iowa Air National Guard - 185th Tactical Fighter
Employee #1 was operating a Scags commercial riding lawn mower and apparently tried to back up. The mower tipped over, pinning him underneath. He died of asphyxia. The scrap power mower had a modified seat belt installed in violation of the warranty, preventing the employee from getting off when the mower tipped over.
Keywords: asphyxiated, pinned, work rules, lawn mower, seat belt, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104251426 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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