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Accident: 202674529 - Landscaper'S Toes Are Amputated By Lawn Mower

Accident: 202674529 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/27/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31651886910/25/20120782Brian Taber Dba Taber Gardening
On September 27, 2012, an employee was working as a landscaper for a lawn and garden service. He was operating a Toro walk-behind self-propelled rotary lawn mower, when he made a turn that caused the lawn mower to tip onto two wheels. The employee still had his hands holding the blade control bar to the mower's handle, so the mower's blades were still turning. The lawn mower came back down onto his right foot, amputating four toes. The employee was taken by ambulance to UC Davis Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for reattachment of the toes. The injury was reported by the employer to the Sacramento District office that same day.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, hand control, emergency response, caught by, lawn mower, toe, blade, lost balance, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316518869 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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