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Accident: 201509577 - Farm Worker'S Finger Is Amputated In Atv Accident

Accident: 201509577 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 12/29/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31235865801/11/20100761Savdeep Singh Sran Dba Westside Ag
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on December 29, 2009, Employee #1 was holding a pole saw with his left hand while riding on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The blade of the saw was actuated (put into motion) by a pulley system with a cord being pulled manually. The cord was not properly wound up, and the other end of the cord was left on the ground. As Employee #1 pressed the gas throttle with his right thumb to move the ATV forward, the ATV tire caught the cord and actuated the blade. His index finger was placed too close to the opening of the blade aperture; the left index finger was amputated. Employee #1 was admitted to Valley Care Hospital, Pleasanton, where he was treated and discharged the same day.
Keywords: amputated, vehicle in gear, rope, agriculture, finger, lockout, saw, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312358658 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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