Landscaper Survives 35-foot Fall, Pinned Under Lawn Mower

A landscaper escapes death after falling down a gorge, while being pinned under his mower.

Democrat and Chronicle
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A landscaper fell 35 feet down a gorge in Webster, New York and was pinned underneath his riding lawn mower before first responders extricated him.

Firefighters responded at 2:06 p.m. for the report of a man in the gorge, said Al Sienkiewicz, public information officer for the West Webster Fire Department.

There are a lot of trees between the cliff and the water, so the landscaper didn't go all the way down to the water. The accident could have been fatal, Sienkiewicz said.

"He's a lucky guy," Sienkiewicz said. "He ought to be buying a lottery ticket."

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