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Accident: 201063609 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated While Adjusting Running Mower

Accident: 201063609 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/01/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078511011/15/20000782Greenbrier Lawn & Tree Expert Co
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on November 1, 2000, Employee #1 was attempting to make adjustments to a push-type power lawnmower. The cutting height of the mower can be raised or lowered by manually adjusting the wheel height with a lever. He was adjusting the wheels while the motor was running. As he operated the wheel lever he lost his footing and his hand slipped under the housing and contacted the rotating blade. He was hospitalized with two amputated fingers.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, rotating knife, caught by, lockout, lawn mower, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300785110 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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