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Accident: 170165831 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Mower Blade

Accident: 170165831 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/03/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11205998507/10/19920782O'Connell Landscape & Maintenance
Employee #1, of O'Connel Landscape Maintenance, was operating a push-type rotary lawn mower. He reached under the mower to remove some grass and the blade amputated his right middle finger at the first joint. He thought that he had turned the mower off and that the noise he was hearing was from other nearby mowers.
Keywords: finger, work rules, cleaning, lawn mower, blade, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112059985 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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