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Accident: 170192884 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Lawn Mower

Accident: 170192884 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11996071408/27/19920181Ability Counts, Inc.
On August 7, 1992, Employee #1, was assigned duties on a Toro lawn mower for a local firm involved in the development, training, and employment of developmentally handicapped persons. Employee #1 inadvertently stuck his right hand into the discharge chute of a riding lawn mower to clear a build-up of grass clippings. The lawn mower was left running with the blades engaged. A blade struck Employee #1's right hand, amputating two fingers. No violations of T8CCR were observed or cited.
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, finger, lockout, lawn mower, struck by, blade, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119960714 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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