John Meyers, 79, was killed when a tractor rolled onto him on June 24 at the Littleton, Colo., club, and his death has been ruled accidental.
A 79-year-old employee at the Meadows Golf Club in Littleton, Colo., was killed the morning of June 24 when the tractor he was working on rolled onto him, Denver-based 9 News reported.
John Meyers had been employed at the golf course for several years, according to Director of Golf Tom Woodard.
Meyers was on their grounds crew, working on various tasks around the course such as mowing, raking bunkers, and driving tractors and seed spreaders to maintain the course, 9 News reported.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said an older couple who was on the ninth hole at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday spotted Meyers underneath the back wheel of the tractor, which was crushing his chest, 9 News reported.
Meadows Golf Course closed the hole for several hours as the Jefferson County Coroner responded to the scene. The death was ruled accidental, 9 News reported.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Meyers may have been refilling the seeder on the tractor when it was in neutral on a slight incline, rolling on to him, 9 News reported.
Meyers had previously worked at Foothills Golf Course for seven years before coming to Meadows, according to Woodard, 9 News reported.