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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200200491 Event: 06/25/1998Employee Killed When Lawn Mower Overturns
Employee #1 was using a commercial riding mower to cut the lawn at a golf course. He was heading down a 45 degree grassy slope, driving perpendicular to a culvert adjacent to the road. Apparently, Employee #1 tried to reverse the mower as he headed down the steep slope, but could not get any traction. The mower plunged into the culvert and overturned, crushing Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: ditch, driver, steep grade, crushed, lawn mower, slippery surface, lost control, slope, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300178738 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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