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Accident: 170614390 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Push Mower

Accident: 170614390 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 04/02/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12018156504/21/19978331Work Training Center
On April 2, 1997, Employee #1, a supervisor for a company that trains and employs the handicapped, was investigating why the blades of a 36 in. walk-behind push mower were not turning properly. The motor was running and the tension lever disengaged when he pulled on a V-belt. This put tension on the drive pulley, which started up. Employee #1's left ring finger was pulled into the nip point, amputating the tip.
Keywords: amputated, repair, finger, work rules, caught by, lawn mower, v-belt, nip point, pulley, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120181565 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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