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Accident: 170847321 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Electric Trimmer

Accident: 170847321 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/11/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11990225203/05/19960782Headstart Nursery Inc
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on December 11, 1995, Employee #1 and a coworker were cleaning an electric mower. The mower was used to trim the tops of plants in greenhouses, and the tops were then sold to farmers for transplanting into their fields. The mower, which needed to be cleaned after each pass over the plants, had been unplugged prior to their starting the cleaning process. Employee #1 was still working on his side of the mower when his coworker plugged the machine back in. Employee #1's right middle finger was amputated at the first knuckle.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, cleaning, lockout, lawn mower, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119902252 Hospitalized injury Amputation Nursery workers

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