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Accident: 170729982 - Employee'S Fingers Cut Off By Lawn Mower

Accident: 170729982 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 02/28/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11985148303/02/19950782Sosa Landscaping
At 4:29 on February 28, 1995, Employee #1, working for a landscaping firm, was trying to adjust the height of his light El Toro lawn mower while cutting the lawn in front of a nursing home. The middle and third fingers of his left hand were cut off. Causal factor was the failure to shut off the mower while making adjustments.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, work rules, lockout, lawn mower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119851483 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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