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Accident: 170869200 - Employee'S Finger Amputated While Adjusting Lawn Mower

Accident: 170869200 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/15/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12585636908/27/19997361Blue Ribbon Personnel Services
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on July 15, 1999, Employee #1, a 16-year-old worker for Blue Ribbon Personnel Services in South Lake Tahoe, CA, was adjusting the cutting height of a running lawn mower. His right middle finger contacted the rotating blade and was amputated at the first joint.
Keywords: maintenance, rotating parts, amputated, finger, rotating knife, work rules, lawn mower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125856369 Hospitalized injury Amputation Personal service occupations, n.e.c.

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