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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312096753 - Cedar Creek Golf Course

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 312096753Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 09/29/2008

Cedar Creek Golf Course
1000 Garman Road
Leo, IN 46765
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7992/Public Golf Courses
NAICS: 713910/Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Mailing: 1000 Garman Road, Cederville, IN 46765

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/09/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200997252Event: 09/25/2008Employee Is Killed While Mowing Golf Course
On September 25, 2008, Employee #1 was mowing the rough around the green of the twelfth hole of a golf course. He apparently was trying to mow an area on the sloping part of the rough next to the pond. The edge of the rough dropped approximately 10 feet to the pond. The area was normally mowed using a hand mower. Apparently, the mower could not negotiate the hill. It began slipping backward and slid into the pond. Interviewed witnesses stated that they thought Employee #1 had tried to jump off but was pinned under the mower in the pond. Employee #1 was killed, possibly as a result of drowning.
Keywords: asphyxiated, pinned, lawn mower, drown, sloping, slope
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312096753 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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