Officials ID man critically hurt in Fairfield lawnmower incident

Indiana man still critical after mowing equipment toppled on him.

An Indiana man was severely injured Tuesday when a lawnmower he was riding at the Villages of Wildwood complex overturned, and he was submerged in a pond.

The Fairfield Police Department identified the man as 53-year-old Shawn King.

He was mowing next to the pond when the mower turned and landed on top of him. He and the equipment went into the water, police said.

Fire crews were able to get King out from under the zero-turn mower. He was taken to Mercy Health-Fairfield and then flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Clifton.

Police said King was still in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon. He is an employee of All Seasons Lawn & Snow.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration responded to the scene Tuesday, according to officials.

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