Hillsborough man trapped under commercial lawn mower dies


Hillsborough Township police responded to a private residence at 430 Township Line Road for a rescue squad call for a male who was found by a neighbor underneath a lawn mower, not breathing.

A preliminary investigation revealed that John F. Levinski, 74, had been working underneath a commercial lawn mower which was hoisted in the air by a cable attached to a Kubota tractor, according to information provided by the Hillsborough Township Police Department.

While the victim was underneath, the cable broke, causing the lawn mower to fall on top of the man, according to reports.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene around 5:11 p.m. April 18.

The incident remains under investigation by the Hillsborough Township Police Department.