Posted: Jun 10, 2010 1:01 PM by Associated Press
Gulfport police were investigating Thursday the death of a state inmate during a mowing accident.
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says the man was working for a city beautification crew and workers had to bring in a machine to lift the mower off the inmate.
The inmate's name has not been released.
Authorities say the inmate was on a mower when it overturned, pinning the inmate underneath in a ditch with water in it.
The incident occurred along the Clower-Thornton Nature Area.