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Accident: 170612931 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Lawn Mower Blade

Accident: 170612931 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/04/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11981510810/19/19930782Dominguez Landscape Services, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a Walker riding lawn mower. He was on an island in the parking lot of a golf course when the front of the mower slid off the curb and into a parked car. Employee #1 yelled to a coworker and asked him to help lift the mower off the car. The mower has a handle on each side at the front where two rotary blades are located. The coworker picked up his side of the mower with the handle while Employee #1 put his right hand on the handle and his left hand under the front of the mower. Employee #1 had not shut off the lawn mower and the rotary blades cut off three of his fingers at the first knuckle. The lawn mower had all guards and Employee #1 was well trained. No violations were issued.
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, finger, work rules, lawn mower, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119815108 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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