New Castle News

September 2, 2013

Man identified in lawn-mowing death

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A man killed Friday evening when his tractor overturned has been identified as 34-year-old Justin Callahan of New Wilmington.

Lawrence County deputy coroner Rich Johnson said the tractor, a commercial ZeroTurn tractor commonly used in landscaping, rolled on top of Callahan around 6 p.m. while he was cutting grass on property on Banberry Lane in Neshannock Township.

Johnson said Callahan was working for a landscaper, but could not provide the identity of the company that hired him.

Johnson pronounced him dead at the scene at 7:45 p.m.

He said Callahan’s fatal injuries were blunt force trauma to the chest and compression of the chest.  His death was ruled accidental.