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Accident: 170206825 - Employee'S Fingers Injured By Mower'S Blade

Accident: 170206825 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/07/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11184493205/07/19917992Mountain Shadows Golf Course
Between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m. on March 27, 1991, Employee #1 was operating a Jacobson Greens King 4 mower on the 12th green of the Mountain Shadows Golf Course. Something caught in the mower's reel, and caused it to cut irregularly. Employee #1 raised the reels, but did not turn off the motor before attempting to clear the obstruction with his right hand. The center rear reel contacted his ring and little fingers. His little finger had to be amputated and his ring finger was permanently impaired.
Keywords: severed, maintenance, amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, lawn mower, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111844932 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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