Pa. golf course employee killed in mower accident

SALINA, Pa. (AP) — Police say an employee was killed in a lawn mowing accident at a western Pennsylvania golf course.

Officers and the Westmoreland County coroner’s office were called to the Cherry Wood Golf Course after the 3:45 p.m. Tuesday accident.

County detective Thomas Horan said the mower was on the 14th hole of the Bell Township course when something caused the tractor to tilt backward.

He said the mower had blades in the rear, and the man fell onto them. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name wasn’t released.

Horan told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the area wasn’t hilly and it was unclear what caused the tractor to tilt.

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