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Accident: 202585717 - Employee'S Left Hand Amputated By Lawn Mower Blade

Accident: 202585717 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 03/07/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31276007703/13/20090782Hugo Ceja Dba: Hugo Ceja Gardening
At approximately 9:08 p.m. on March 7, 2009, Employee #1 was using a lawn mower at a private residence. The lawn mower was jammed with wet grass. Employee #1 attempted to use his hand to pull out some of the grass from the bottom of the lawn mower, when the rotating blade amputated his left hand. Employee #2 ran to assist Employee #1, and requested the home owner call for medical help. Employee #1 was transported to a hospital where he was treated and hospitalized for two days. The incident was reported to the state on the same day.
Keywords: amputated, jammed, lawn mower, blade, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312760077 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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