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Accident: 122916.015 - Employee Suffers Fingertip Lacerations On Pruner Blades

Accident: 122916.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1419696.01507/31/2019Green Valley Labor, Inc.
At 8:45 a.m. on July 8, 2019, an employee was trimming the tops of plants in a n ursery building with a power pruner machine when the gas engine malfunctioned. The employee was told by the supervisor to park the machine and the mechanic wou ld work on the pruner motor. After the supervisor left, the employee climbed up onto the machine and tried to fix the motor himself when his fingers were struck by the pruner blades. The employee suffered lacerations to the fingertips on hi s left hand and was treated without hospitalization.
Keywords: agriculture machinery/vehicle, automotive repair, blade, fingertip, laceration, malfunction, mech malfunction, nursery, repair, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1419696.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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