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Accident: 200010288 - Employee'S Toe Amputated When Run Over By Lawn Mower

Accident: 200010288 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 05/30/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30001997308/10/19980782Personalized Plantscapes
On May 30, 1998, Employee #1, a 19-year-old lawn service worker, was using a 19 hp riding power mower on a lawn in a residential area. He was cutting grass at the side of a house and was about to turn a corner when the lawn mower's brake locked up, throwing him over the front of the machine to the ground. The mower then ran over his foot, amputating his big toe. All safety stop switches on the mower had been disabled by the owner of the company, who was at the site at the time of the accident. Employee #1 had been working for the company for four weeks.
Keywords: amputated, brake, stop switch, rotating knife, work rules, lawn mower, toe, run over, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300019973 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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