Equipment Operator Dies After Zero-Turn Mower Overturns—Massachusetts

Massachusetts Case Report: 17MA018
Release Date: September 19, 2018


On June 15, 2017, a 57-year-old equipment operator was killed while operating a ride-on mower. At the time of the incident, the equipment operator was mowing grass at a municipality-owned pump station. As the operator turned the mower to the left, it struck a low-lying rock covered by vegetation. The mower overturned, pinning the operator against the ground A motorist passing by noticed the overturned mower, stopped, and placed a call for emergency medical services (EMS).

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