Seasonal Lawn Mower Operator Crushed and Dies After Lawn Mower Rolls Over on a 30 Degree Slope, Kentucky
Kentucky Case Report: 15KY041
Release Date: August 8, 2016
On July 24, 2015, a 22-year-old lawn mower operator was killed when he was involved in a lawn mower rollover incident. The victim was mowing horizontally on a hill with a 30 degree slope when his mower slid down the hill and rolled onto him. Landscaper crewmembers also working in the area discovered the victim pinned beneath the mower at the bottom of the slope and immediately removed the lawn mower from on top of the victim, discovering he was deceased. The medical examiner identified the cause of death as asphyxia caused by chest compression.