Mowing at all national parks has been suspended indefinitely because of safety concerns after a maintenance worker cutting grass along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina fell to his death.
The National Park Service sent an order to its regional offices Friday to halt mowing at its 397 parks that are spread across every state except Delaware.
The agency is reviewing safety procedures after 63-year-old Dana Bruce of Alexander died at the Haw Creek Overlook north of Asheville. The seasonal worker’s riding mower fell more than 140 feet down a boulder-strewn embankment May 7. He was pronounced dead at the scene.