Man dies at Racine golf course after lawnmower accident

RACINE COUNTY (WITI) -- Racine County Sheriff's officials say an 83-year-old man died on Thursday, June 13th at the Racine County Ives Grove Golf Course -- the result of a lawnmower accident.

Officials say the man was pinned in the riding lawnmower when a large branch fell on him while he was mowing.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say their preliminary investigation indicates the large roll bar of the lawnmower struck the overhanging branch -- causing it to fall.

The man was employed by H&H Fairway Enterprises, which is contracted by Racine County to operate and maintain the Ives Grove Golf Course.