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Accident: 170841514 - Landscape Maintenance Employee Injured In Lawnmower Accident

Accident: 170841514 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/23/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12562247205/25/20010783Gardener'S Guild, Inc.
On May 23, 2001, an employee of a landscape maintenance company was mowing high grass and weeds on a sloped surface above a marshy area. He was operating a Weed Weevil (Model 109801, Serial # 4187) manufactured by Roof Equipment Co. The employee was mowing across the sloped muddy area when the mower started to slide and tip. The employee released the mower's handles, and as the mower's engine started to shut down, the employee tried to step back. He slipped in the mud, and as the mower spun around, was struck in the right leg by the rotating blade. He was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: slip, engine, laceration, lawn mower, wet operation, blade, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125622472 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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