Tree branch kills worker at Wis. golf course
- June 13, 2013 - 10:15 PM
YORKVILLE, Wis. — A maintenance worker at a southeastern Wisconsin golf course has died after a tree branch fell on him.
A 911 caller Thursday reported the tree had fallen on the worker at the Racine County Ives Grove Golf Course.
When deputies arrived they found an 83-year-old man still seated on a riding lawn mower. His upper body was pinned beneath a large branch and the steering wheel.
The man was dead at the scene. The Racine County medical examiner identifies him as William Cieszynski of Caledonia.
The Journal times (http://bit.ly/12JYW84) reports Cieszynski was employed by a company that contracts with Racine County to operate and maintain the golf course.
A preliminary investigation indicates the large roll bar of the mower struck the overhanging branch, causing it to fall onto the victim.
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