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Accident: 202476487 - Slip During Lawnmower Repair Causes Finger Amputation

Accident: 202476487 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 10/12/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266372703/18/20100783Mariposa Landscapes Inc
Employee #1 was attempting to repair a carburetor on the lawnmower as part of routine maintenance. Employee #1 tied a rope around the handle so the mower would run while he adjusted the carburetor. While the mower was running, he slipped and fell on top of the running lawnmower. Employee #1's left hand went under the mower and contacted the rotating blade, which amputated his finger. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was working by himself. Employee #1 had been employed with Mariposa Landscapes Incorporated for five years as a maintenance mechanic.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, repair, finger, slip, lawn mower, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 312663727 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation

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