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Accident: 96598.015 - Employee Is Pinned Underwater By Mower And Drowns

Accident: 96598.015 -- Report ID: 0551701 -- Event Date: 05/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1238116.01505/08/2017Village Of Hanover Park - Waste Water Treatment Plant
At 12:45 p.m. on May 5, 2017, an employee was landscaping some vegetation at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The employee was driving a sit-down riding TORO M ower (Model No. 74901, Serial No. 312000158) at the banks of DuPage River. The employee was pinned by the mower when it turned over and the employee was submer ged in the river. The employee drowned.
Keywords: asphyxiated, drown, drowning, lawn mower, overturn, pinned, riding on equipment, roll-over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1238116.015 50 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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