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Accident: 170626675 - Employee Suffers Amputation Using Lawn Mower

Accident: 170626675 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/09/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12572368404/17/20010782English Garden Care,Inc
At approximately 10:26 a.m. on January 9, 2001, Employee #1 stuck his hand under the blade enclosure of a rotary lawn mower while attempting to adjust the height of the wheels. The dead-man controls on the mower had been broken, and the engine had not been shut off. Employee #1 was hospitalized and his three fingers were reattached in subsequent operations.
Keywords: amputated, deadman control, finger, lawn mower, blade, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125723684 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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