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Accident: 170886949 - Employee Injured When Struck By Lawn Mower Blade

Accident: 170886949 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 03/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558297304/10/19977011Casa De Fruta
At approximately 2:30 p.m., Employee #1 was using a riding mower to cut grass on a knoll within a picnic area. He dismounted momentarily to move a picnic table, leaving the mower running. He slipped on the slick grassy surface and slid, right leg first, into the exposed rotating blade. Employee #1 sustained severe and extensive lacerations, partial amputation of his left foot, and a fractured right ankle. Prior to his use of the mower, the primary guard/shield had been tied up, exposing the rotating blades.
Keywords: fracture, amputated, work rules, slip, laceration, lawn mower, slippery surface, slope, unguarded, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125582973 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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