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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200670271 Event: 11/13/1996Employee Drowns When Mower Overturn In Canal
On November 13, 1996, Employee #1 stopped his mower at the side of a sugar cane harvesting road that was next to a canal. He then started mowing again in the direction of the canal. A coworker tried to communicate with him, but got no response. The vehicle slid down the bank, with Employee #1 in the seat, and then overturned in the canal,. Employee #1 drowned.
Keywords: embankment, agriculture, canal, work rules, lawn mower, drown, lost control, inattention, overturn, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109693770 Fatality Other Farm workers

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