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Accident: 921106 - Employee Drowns Under Mower In Canal

Accident: 921106 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 09/11/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10899628109/22/19920721A.T. Hoeffner Sons Corp.
Employee #1, who was on the way home for lunch, was mowing along the edge of the canal. The right front wheel hit the soft shoulder and started down the slope into the canal. Employee #1 attempted to pull out of the skid by lowering the speed; instead, the mower tipped over into the canal, trapping Employee #1 underneath. He drowned.
Keywords: embankment, uneven ground, agriculture, canal, lawn mower, drown, slope, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108996281 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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