Mowers in Washington's national parks are silent after fatal accidenton May 15, 2012 @ 2:42 pm (Updated: 3:56 pm - 5/15/12 )
Dana Bruce, 63, died after his riding mower fell more than 140 feet down a boulder-strewn embankment May 7. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kevin Bacher, a spokesman for Mount Rainier National Park, says even though the death was on the other side of the country, lawn mowers in Washington's three national parks aren't moving.
"At Mount Rainier, we don't do a lot of mowing, but we are honoring the safety stand down that is happening nationwide."
Bacher says they'll fire the mowers back up as soon as they've completed all of their safety checks, probably in a couple of days.
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