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Elderly Man Dead After Mower Accident

Jonathan Hernandez3 months ago

One man killed during a mowing accident that happened in North Carolina.

Details about the Fatal Accident

WNCT News is reporting that one man was killed after a fatal mowing accident that happened on Monday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m.

According to a statement released on Tuesday morning from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, both Stacy and Down East Fire and Rescue Departments responded to calls of a man that was trapped beneath his lawnmower, which had overturned and caused him to fall into a canal. The victim was identified as 77-year-old Lloyd Harrell Fulcher.

Two passers-by were driving by the area when they were flagged down by Fulcher’s wife. Both of the people helped the wife in getting the mower off of the man. The man was transported to Carteret Health Care Center where he was later pronounced dead. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Farming Accidents

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are hundreds of wrongful deaths of people involved in farming accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2012, there were a total of 374 farmers and farm workers who were killed due to a work-related injury.
  • There are approximately 1.4 to 2.1 million crop workers working the United States every year.
  • The most common injury to farmers in the United States is tractor overturn. 

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