The employee was mowing with a walk behind mower with a "velke" attached. While he was mowing the "velke" came disconnected (pin came unhinged) causing him to lose his balance and fall backwards, striking his lower back on a curb.
Factors to consider at your site or on your project include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Inspect all connections on velke attachements.
Contact manufacturer about other types of ride along attachments