Worker killed when mower lands on top of him

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Shelby County employee was killed on the job Monday.

Sheriff's deputies tell WREG 29-year-old Pierre Davis was crushed by a lawn mower in Raleigh at the corner of St. Elmo and New Brownsville Road.

His mother screamed in heartache, "My baby gone. He's my only son."

She collapsed into family members arms when she learned the news.

She said, "He was a family man. All he did was work and take care of his family."

Deputies say Davis was crushed by this tractor just after 10 o'clock Monday while mowing a steep ditch just off New Brownsville Road.

Chip Washington with SCSO said, "This is a freak accident. It lost balance and control, and when it tipped over, it tipped over on him."

Washington said co-workers found him in the ditch and called for help. Davis was dead when emergency crews arrived.

He worked for the county eight years, and was recently named to the Roads and Bridges Bureau.

Washington said, "As always, our hearts and prayers go out to his colleagues who are taking this pretty hard, and his family."

Pierre Davis leaves behind a wife, two sons and eight sisters.

His mother says he just got married last month. Now they have to plan a funeral.

His mother cried, "Lord give mercy, I can't believe it."


  • Ricky

    Ugh. Sadly, my father investigated the same type of incident back in the 70’s. A married man w/two children cutting grass on the side of a hill and the sucker rolled over and crushed his chest. Pretty quick death I would think. Ugh. Guess there will continue to be deaths such as this forever.

  • sueq

    So very sorry for the loss of this father, husband, son and brother. Your family will be included in my prayers.

  • Torya Pruitt

    I personally know his wife. They were a hard working young couple, great parents to their two boys, and truly loved one another.

  • William K Weston

    All modern tractors have ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure). All parts must be in place and used to prevent deaths. The seatbelt has to be used to enhance the safety protection of the ROPS.

  • l

    Well, Hollywood youtubers have made their way to reporting on the news channel. His mother is asking criminals to have mercy is very interesting.

    • ensheslovely10

      I am quite sensitive to the fact that her only son was murdered in this incident. Sorry for their loss and many people are being murdered in the name of the fake Satanic movement.

  • Shevita Wilson

    First off he did not have a phone to his head. The tractor that he was using was an older one and was a replacement while his was being fixed. Pierre is my cousin and I’m guessing my aunt was too distraught to speak correctly but he’s not her only son, just her oldest. It was an accident and we appreciate the prayers.

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