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Kansas Transportation Worker Killed in Mowing Accident


mowing accident

According to KSN, a Kansas Department of Transportation worker was fatally injured in western Kansas following a mowing accident.

Details of the Fatal Mowing Accident

Reports indicate Darren Way, 39, died Thursday after the riding mower he was operating overturned, landing on top of him.

Authorities responded to the scene along Interstate 70 in Sherman County. Way was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are investigating the fatal accident.

On the Job Injury Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,821 workers were killed in on the job accidents in 2014 – roughly 92 deaths a week.
  • 4,386 of those deaths occurred in private industry.
  • Among the leading causes of workplace deaths were:
    • Falls
    • Electrocution
    • Struck by object
    • Caught-in/between

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