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Accident: 201171774 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated By Mower Blade

Accident: 201171774 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/20/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12580950907/10/20026553College City Cemetery Dist.
On June 20, 2002, Employee #1 was using a Honda push mower to mow burial mounds at the cemetery. As he started mowing, he noticed that the grass was not exiting the rear chute. Employee #1 was not using a grass catcher. With his right hand on the control lever and allowing the mower to run, he reached down. Employee #1 lifted the rear chute cover using his left hand and started removing the grass. The mower's blade caught his middle finger resulting in amputation of the tip. His fingertip was reattached at the Colusa Community Hospital. Employee #1 was released from the hospital the same day.
Keywords: amputated, cover, finger, equipment operator, caught by, struck by, blade, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125809509 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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