Thursday, August 13, 2009

Man Dies Under Lawn Mower

From HoCo PD:

Howard County police are investigating an industrial accident in Annapolis
Junction where a Columbia man working for a landscaping company died.

Celerino Baltazar-Avila, 27, of the 8800 block of Tamar Drive in Columbia, was mowing a commercial property in the 9000 block of Junction Drive in Annapolis Junction when police believe he lost control of a lawn mower and fell down a steep embankment about 10 feet. Baltazar-Avila was working for Premiere Lawn Service, based in West Friendship.

An employee of a nearby business was on break at approximately 2 p.m. when the he discovered Baltazar-Avila and called 911. It is unknown how long Baltazar-Avila had been injured when he was discovered.

Police and Fire & Rescue responded to find Baltazar-Avila pinned beneath a riding mower. Baltazar-Avila was transported by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 3 p.m.

Police and the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident.

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