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UPDATE: Woman who died after being pinned between mower and AC unit identified

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The scene is clear now, but just about 24 hours ago first responders were called for a terrible accident.

Dubuque police say 61-year-old Barbara Casey of Dubuque is dead after being pinned between a lawn tractor and an air conditioner.

It happened on the 1400 block of Wingate Drive just before two o'clock on Tuesday.

Authorities say it appears Casey was mowing the lawn on an incline, but then the tractor went backwards into the a-c unit, trapping her.

They aren't sure how long she was there. It was a co-worker who discovered her conscious.

Once emergency responders arrived, they did CPR, but couldn't save her. Casey was pronounced dead by Dubuque firefighters.

Authorities say Casey's body was transported to the medical examiner's office in Ankeny for an autopsy.

Dubuque police say the condo where the accident happened is owned by GNZ properties out of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.


Dubuque Police have released the identity of a woman who died after being pinned between a lawn mower and an air conditioning unit.

61-year-old  Barbara Casey was pronounced dead on the scene after first responders tried to use CPR to revive her.

According to an email from Lt. Scott Baxter, "It appears as though she was mowing on an incline and the tractor went backward into the air conditioning unit, pinning Casey."

He said the specific circumstances as to how or why it happened aren't known.

Her body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny for autopsy.


A Dubuque woman dies after being pinned between a lawnmower and air conditioner.  According to our coverage partners at the Telegraph Herald, police responded to the area near Wingate and Sylvan Drives around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Officers say the woman, who is in her 60's, was mowing when she got pinned.  Her name has not been released at this time.

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