Massachusetts Public Works Employee Dies After Lawn Tractor Overturns

June 19, 2017

Officials say a Massachusetts Department of Public Works employee has died after a lawn tractor he was driving overturned and landed on top of him.

Police say the Plainville DPW employee was cutting grass Thursday near a town pumping station. A passing driver had seen the overturned tractor and called police.

Responding firefighters and officers pulled the tractor off the man and performed CPR before he was transported to a local hospital.

He was later pronounced dead.

The identity of the victim has not been released pending family notification. Police say the man’s death is under investigation.

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  • June 21, 2017 at 5:06 pm
    Agent says:
    What an insensitive remark. You are a racist, homophobe.
  • June 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm
    Fair Playing Field says:
    Credit to the responders who attempted to resuscitate the worker, but alas, he was no mow.
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