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Accident: 201179702 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Mower Blade

Accident: 201179702 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/27/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30936880105/15/20060782Kevin D. Woody Landscape Maintenance, Inc.
On April 27, 2006, Employee #1, a landscaping laborer, was mowing grass when the right side of the mower fell off the curb releasing the blade-activation lever. Employee #1 quickly bent down and placed his right hand underneath the frame of the mower with the intent to lift the mower back onto the lawn. While the blade coasting to a stop, three fingers came in contact with it, and the tips of two fingers were amputated and the third finger was lacerated. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, machine operator, lockout, laceration, lawn mower, struck by, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309368801 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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