SANDWICH, Ill. -- A northern Illinois landscaping company mechanic has died after a large commercial lawn mower fell on him.
The DeKalb County sheriff's separtment says the 37-year-old man died Thursday evening in Sandwich. DeKalb County chief Deputy Sheriff Gary Dumdie says the victim was working alone and repairing a broken belt under the mower. He tells The Beacon-News that the jack stands were knocked over and the mower apparently fell on the man.
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He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not identified him.
Sheriff's police say the death was accidental but they continue to investigate.