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Accident: 201072873 - Employee Amputates Finger Between Riding Lawnmower And Post

Accident: 201072873 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/19/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081796007/31/20088422San Diego Wild Animal Park
At approximately 8:37 a.m. on June 19, 2008, an employee was working at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. The employee had two fingers pinched in between the metal roof of a riding lawnmower and a fixed, upright metal post causing the two fingertips to be amputated. The employee was transported by ambulance to Palomar Hospital in Escondido, CA. The employee was hospitalized and treated for finger amputation.
Keywords: amputated, finger, caught between, lawn mower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310817960 Hospitalized injury Amputation Not specified mechanics and repairers

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