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Accident: 202674891 - Employee Amputates Hand While Using Mower/Chopper

Accident: 202674891 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/28/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652180604/05/20130175Fred & Alice Manas Dba Manas Ranch
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on February 28, 2013, an employee was mowing or chopping weeds in-between orchard rows with a brush chopper. He had been mowing/chopping in that orchard for three days. On February 28, 2013, he had gotten off the tractor pulling the mower/chopper to try to dislodge a branch/limb from the implement. As he was standing over the mower, he lost his balance falling into the partially unguarded driveline. His shirt got caught on the rough edges of the broken cover/guard and entangled in the moving driveline causing the amputation to his arm. The employee was hospitalized and treated for a hand amputation.
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, caught by, lawn mower, arm, lost balance, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316521806 Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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