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Accident: 84500.015 - Worker Operating Riding Mower Is Caught By Chain And Asphyxi

Accident: 84500.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 04/14/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1140071.01504/14/2016Brian Butz
At 9:30 a.m. on April 14, 2016, an employee was operating a Walker zero-turn riding mower. He tried to drive the mower under a 5-millimeter (0.1875-inch) steel alloy chain. The chain pinned his neck against the plastic box that contained the grass clippings. He sustained neck injuries, and he was asphyxiated.
Keywords: asphyxiated, caught by, lawn mower, neck, chain, caught between
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1140071.015 34 M Fatality Asphyxia Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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