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Accident: 200526283 - Employee Injured While Operating Lawn Mower And Sweeper

Accident: 200526283 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/21/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30571570806/04/20039111Clarke County Board Of Supervisors
On May 21, 2003, Employee #1 was operating a lawn sweeper and a lawn mower simultaneously. The sweeper was being used to clean up the grass clippings from the mower as it cut the grass. Employee #1 was holding a dump rope, from the sweeper, in one of his hands while driving the mower. The rope became tangled in the wheels of the mower, pulling his hand into the blades. One of the tips of his fingers was severed. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injury.
Keywords: severed, rope, finger, caught by, lawn mower, sweeper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305715708 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Janitors and cleaners

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