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Accident: 114781.015 - Employee Lacerates Fingers When Struck By Landscape Trimmer

Accident: 114781.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1387838.01503/26/2019Horticultural Ventures, Inc
At 9:35 a.m. on March 22, 2019, an employee was working with a coworker, cleanin g up an area that had some low laying brush behind a home that was located on an incline. The employee was using a STIHL HS 86 hedge trimmer to cut back the lo w laying brush and his coworker was behind him with a rake, collecting the cutti ngs. The employee walked forward on the inclined slope and a small rock came lo ose under his foot, lost his balance and fell backwards. The employee was struc k by the trimmer and lacerated his right hand's fingers. The employee was trans ported to Palomar Hospital via ambulance, where he was admitted.
Keywords: fall, finger, hand, laceration, lost balance, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1387838.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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