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Accident: 100619.015 - Employee Sustains Minor Injuries In Fall From Lawn Mower

Accident: 100619.015 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 10/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271220.01510/16/2017Elegant Lawn Care Co.
At 9:30 a.m. on October 16, 2017, Employee #1 was operating a riding lawn mower while performing lawn care maintenance along a patch of grass and a retaining wall. During operation, the steering mechanism of the mower malfunctioned, causing Employee #1 to drive off the ledge of the retaining wall, and fall seven feet to a lower level. The employee was transported to a nearby hospital by a coworker to check for internal injuries. Employee #1 received first aid treatment for minor scratches and bruises to his head and knee, and then was released.
Keywords: retaining wall, steering, fall, head, laceration, knee, lawn mower, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1271220.015 25 M Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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