APG Public Works employee dies in grass cutting incident

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (WUSA9) -- An APG Department of Public Works employee was severely injured and later succumbed to his injuries after a grass cutting incident, officials said.

It happened on April 22 around 9:00 a.m. at the Maryland Route 24 Gate (Hoadley Road) on the Edgewood side of Aberdeen Proving Ground. Willie Stevenson, 61,an APG employee for nearly 25 Years was cutting grass when he was severely injured, officials said.

Stevenson had served in the U.S. Army for approximately 10 years.

Gregory McClinton, U.S. Army Garrison commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground said, "Everyone at Team APG is extremely saddened at the loss of one of our own. Willie was part of our Family and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we mourn with them during this time."

McClinton ordered an immediate safety stand down. These are conducted routinely throughout the year to ensure the safety of all personnel.

The U.S. Army is investigating the cause of the incident.


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