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Accident: 170181853 - Employee Catches Hand In Rotating Lawn Mower Blade

Accident: 170181853 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/02/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11205171903/30/19928211Oak Park Unified School District
AT APPROXIMATELY 1:45 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 2, 1992, AN ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE OAK PARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. EMPLOYEE #1, A MAINTENANCE WORKER, WAS INJURED WHILE CLEANING AND UNCLOGGING GRASS FROM A HUSTLER 400 LAWN MOWER. THE UPPER PORTION OF EMPLOYEE #1'S RIGHT INDEX FINGER GOT CAUGHT BY THE ROTATING BLADE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TAKEN TO WESTLAKE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, WHERE HE WAS GIVEN PROPER TREATMENT AND RELEASED THE SAME DAY.
Keywords: maintenance, finger, work rules, cleaning, caught by, lawn mower, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112051719 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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