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Accident: 118125.015 - Employee Amputates Toe After Being Ejected From Lawn Mower

Accident: 118125.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/27/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1416749.01507/09/2019Midwest Janitorial Service, Inc.
At approximately 9:25 a.m. on June 27, 2019, an employee was mowing a residentia l lawn with a SKAG 52-inch V-Ride, stand-on/walk behind mower. The employee was mowing on a steep embankment on wet grass. The employee was mowing this lawn whe n the grass was wet with dew. The employee was wearing Converse All Star shoes. The mower became stuck in a rut. The employee was bouncing the machine trying to gain traction to get out of the rut, when traction was gained, the bucking mo tion ejected the employee off the mower onto the ground and the mower swung arou nd catching the employee's right big toe with the mower blade. The employee's b ig toe was amputated. The employee was hospitalized for these injuries.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, bucking, ejected, lawn mower, steep grade, stuck, toe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1416749.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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