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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138921.015 Event: 09/03/2021Employee Is Killed When Lawn Mower Rolls Over
At 1:15 p.m. on September 3, 2021, an employee was going up a steep hill, mowing grass with a zero-turn lawn mowing machine. At the top of the hill, it appears that the mowing deck struck the ground. The mower either reversed or slid backwa rds, and ended up eventually flipping over backwards. The mower's roll-over prot ection system was not up and in position. The employee was crushed in between th e machine and the ground. The employee was killed when crushed by the mower, and suffered a fractured C-Spine and massive head trauma.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, crushed, fracture, head, lawn mower, rops, roll-over, spine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1551861.015 Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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