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Tractor tips during mowing, nobody hurt

Posted by wlpo on July 10, 2012

Two weeks and a day after an Illinois Department of Transportation employee was killed during a mowing accident, another tractor being used by IDOT tipped over.

Nobody was hurt when the tractor overturned Tuesday near Ottawa.  Bruce Hucker of IDOT says the tractor was similar in size to the one being used by William Meyers on June 25.  Meyers was mowing near Interstate 80 in Bureau County and was killed.

Hucker says the tractor that tipped today had a rollover protection system and seat belts.  The tractor will need to be inspected by the manufacturer before they’ll use it again.

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