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Man Dies in Lawnmower Accident

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In southern Indiana,  Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a man on Friday (10-04-2013) who was involved in an accident while mowing his property near the town of Dubois, in Dubois County. According to the information, Linus Bauer, 73 from Dubois was mowing his property with his lawnmower when it started sliding on wet soil, went down an embankment and overturned pinning the operator in a small ditch which had about 3 inches of water in it. It was reported that Bauer began his mowing around 12:00 p.m. on Friday. A family member went looking for Bauer and found the scene of the accident and called Dubois County 911 at 4:32 p.m..
Dubois Volunteer Fire Department First Responders, Jasper Memorial EMS, Dubois County Coroner’s Office, and Indiana Conservation Officers responded to the scene.The cause of death is undetermined at this time. The accident is still under investigation by the Dubois County Coroner’s Office and Officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. An autopsy is scheduled for today [Saturday].


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