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Accident: 105909.015 - Employee Amputates Fingers On Rotating Lawn Mower Blade

Accident: 105909.015 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 05/14/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318304.01505/24/2018M & G Landscaping
At 9:00 a.m. on May 14, 2018, Employee #1 was clearing a clogged chute of grass clippings from a zero turn mower with the blades rotating. The employee placed h is hand in the chute, struck the blades, and amputated five fingers. He was hosp italized for treatment. The safety switch was inoperable.
Keywords: amputated, blade, finger, hand, lawn mower, lockout, rotating parts, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1318304.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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