Franklin County man dies in lawn mower accident -

Franklin County man dies in lawn mower accident

( -- An elderly Franklin County man is dead after his lawnmower rolled on top of him.

Police said they got the emergency call around 6:47 p.m. on Wednesday.  The caller said the they found the victim pinned under the lawn mower.

Upon arrival, deputies encountered a witness who said he was waived down by the victim's brother to help.

Officials said the initial investigation indicated that James McNabb, 81, from Pacific, Missouri was cutting grass on a commercial grade lawn mower.  Family members became concerned when they did not hear from the him after a long period of time.  McNabb's brother began searching the area and found him under the mower on a concrete slab below a culvert.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene

Police believe McNabb was cutting grass above the culvert when the mower slid off the edge.  Investigators said there was approximately an 8-foot drop from the top of the culvert to the concrete slab below.

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