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Accident: 201155074 - Employee Suffers Amputation Of Finger In Lawn Mower

Accident: 201155074 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/24/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11995384207/24/20010782Nieves Landscape, Inc.
At approximately 9:10 a.m. on May 24, 2001, an employee was unclogging grass from the suction hose of a LAZER-Z, model eXmark riding lawnmower. His left hand contacted the rotating blades, causing severe injury to his left hand and amputation of his middle finger. He was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, California, for treatment. Surgery was performed, and he was hospitalized for 6 days. The employee did not ensure that the engine was shut off, nor did he utilize an extension tool while doing maintenance work to unclog the system.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, lockout, laceration, lawn mower, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119953842 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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