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Massachusetts work accident kills teen grounds keeper at local golf course

An 18-year-old college student drown while cutting grass at an area golf course over the weekend, the Boston Globe reported.

The Lakeville youth was riding a mower at the Back Nine Club when he apparently drove into a water hazard, according to the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office. He was trapped beneath the mower in about five feet of water.

A Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyer or Boston wrongful death attorney should always be contacted when a loved one is injured or killed on the job. In this case, a premise liability or defective product claim may be filed depending on the outcome of the investigation.

It took 20 minutes to get him out of the water and he was taken to Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death, which appears to be accidental drowning.

The young man was a three-sport athlete at Apponequet Regional Highs School in Lakeville, as we as a member of the National Honor Society. He had enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The golf course owner said the victim had worked as a grounds crew member for several years, and called the incident “terrible and tragic.”

If you or a loved one is injured or killed in a Massachusetts work accident, contact Boston Injury Attorney Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.