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Accident: 170813539 - Employee'S Fingers Injured In Rotating Mower Blade

Accident: 170813539 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/21/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12569989211/30/19990782P.J.'S Lawn Care
Employee #1, a lawn maintenance worker, removed a metal cover from his mower to start it when the blade action sucked part of the cover under the mower. When he tried to retrieve the cover, the top of Employee's #1 thumb was severed and he sustained ligament damage to several other fingers on his right hand. The safety cut-off lever had been taped down on the mower, allowing the blade to rotate constantly after the engine was started.
Keywords: severed, safety latch, finger, rotating knife, work rules, thumb, laceration, lawn mower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125699892 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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