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Accident: 14283394 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Lawn Mower

Accident: 14283394 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 08/06/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10904410708/06/19935261Nesco Northeastern Equipment Supply Corp.
Employee #1 was kneeling to one side of a lawn mower adjusting the carburetor. In his effort to stand up, he reached down and pushed off on the back of the lawn mower, which caused the lawn mower to flip up perpendicular to the ground. The rotating blade struck Employee #1's hands, amputating one finger and removing the tips of several others.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, rotating knife, lawn mower, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109044107 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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