Man Dies from Lawnmower Accident

DUBOIS COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a man on Friday who was involved in an accident while mowing his property near the town of Dubois, in Dubois County. 

Linus Bauer, 73, was mowing his property with his lawnmower when it started sliding on wet soil, went down an embankment and overturned pinning him 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 him and found the scene of the accident and called 911. 

The cause of death is undetermined at this time, and the accident is still under investigation by the Dubois County Coroner’s Office and Officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday.