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Accident: 201083714 - Employee'S Finger Tips Amputated By Mower Blade

Accident: 201083714 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/17/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12014613902/07/20030782Al Adams Landscaping & Maintenance
On December 17, 2002, Employee #1, a gardener, noticed that the riding lawnmower/vacuum that a coworker was operating was not properly picking up leaves and grass. He told the coworker to shut off the mower. He then removed the vacuum tube on the mower and put his hand down into the vacuum area where in impeller is located to free the jammed leaves and debris that clogged the tube. The impeller, however, was still turning and amputated two of his finger tips. He was transported to Kern Medical Center for emergency treatment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, jammed, lawn mower, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120146139 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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