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Accident: 201128147 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Lawn Mower

Accident: 201128147 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 04/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31009973404/28/20112752Lahlouh, Inc.
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on April 20, 2011, Employee #1 was operating a Craftsman 21 in. lawn mower (6.0 horsepower, Model Number 917.389391; Serial Number 013100M 003769). He had disabled the automatic shut-off feature of the lawn mower by using a plastic bag to tie the mower's control bar to the handle. With the mower's engine running, he opened its rear door to remove and empty the bag. Employee #1 reported that he heard a loud "pop", and a rock flew out of the opening, striking his left hand. Employee #1 sustained amputations of two fingers and fractures / contusions of other fingers. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, amputated, deadman control, finger, interlock, lawn mower, flying object, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310099734 Hospitalized injury Amputation Painters, construction and maintenance

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