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Accident: 170840771 - Employee Injured When Finger Amputated By Lawn Mower

Accident: 170840771 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/07/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11962901205/08/20037032Highland Guest Ranch Llc
At 3:30 p.m. on May 7, 2003, a serious injury accident occurred at a hospitality ranch in Philo, California. Employee #1, a groundskeeper, was using a gas-powered, flat-deck residential lawn mower for the first time. Employee #1 had been employed by this employer at this site for 6 weeks, and was not familiar with lawn mowers. The M.T.D. mower was not equipped with a grass catcher. When debris became clogged in the side discharge chute, Employee #1 reached into the running mower chute to remove it. He lacerated his right middle finger and amputated the ring finger to the first joint.
Keywords: amputated, finger, caught by, laceration, lawn mower, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119629012 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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