NPS Stops Mowing After Death

NPS Stops Mowing After Death

Accident prompts safety review

The National Park Service on Friday suspended lawn mowing in all national parks following the death of a worker who fell more than 140 feet after losing control of a riding mower on May 7. Dana Bruce, 63, died in the Blue Ridge Parkway when his mower slipped off the edge of a steep, rocky embankment as he tried to steer around a trash bin, according to a witness. OSHA is investigating the accident and will resume once employees are briefed on mower safety procedures and equipment, a process that could take weeks at larger parks.

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