Elderly man killed in lawn mowing accident

By Hillary Kenyon | hkenyon@whbf.com

Published 07/31 2015 08:07PM

Updated 07/31 2015 08:07PM

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A Burlington man was pronounced dead at the scene after reports authorities responded to calls of an unconscious person under a lawn mower.

It happened on Friday just after 3 p.m. Des Moines County deputies and the Mediapolis Fire Department were dispatched to the 17000 block of 50th Ave.

Emergency personnel arrived and found 84-year-old James Elder had tipped over his lawn tractor while mowing.    He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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