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Accident: 170175137 - Employee'S Foot Injured When Caught Under Lawn Mower

Accident: 170175137 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 05/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179449106/11/19917992California Golf Club
Employee #1 was using a gas-powered, free-floating, air cushion type lawn mower to cut the grass around sand traps at a golf course. He slipped on a small wet hill and lost his balance. The mower kept running as he fell, failing to automatically shut off the power after the controls were released. Employee #1's foot slid under the mower's cutting area. He kicked off the mower with his other foot, but his caught foot had been lacerated to the bone, severing tendons.
Keywords: tendon, slip, laceration, lawn mower, fall, slippery surface, lost balance, mech malfunction, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111794491 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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