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Accident: 201172335 - Employee Fingers Amputated From Mower Blades

Accident: 201172335 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/02/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015265708/30/20029223Ca Corrections
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on July 2, 2002, Employee #1, an inmate from Millcreek State Prison, was mowing lawns at a correctional office training center when, for some reason, he stuck his hand underneath the rotary lawnmower while the motor was running. Three of his fingers were either lacerated or amputated. Employee #1 was transported to the correctional facility's hospital in Manteca and then transferred to a hospital in San Francisco, where he underwent surgery to reattach his fingers. Employee #1 had tied back the deadman control with a plastic snap tie.
Keywords: amputated, finger, laceration, lawn mower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120152657 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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