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Accident: 202691895 - Employee Amputates Fingers In Mower Unit

Accident: 202691895 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/29/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31670114309/05/20130761Alejandro Mendoza Soto Dba Action Labor Flc
On August 29, 2013, Employee #1 was using a modified lawn mower to mow the tips off the top of seedlings. Through vibrations, the mower unit started slipping down the brackets that held it above the table, cutting the tops of the seedlings down too much. He reached up with his left hand to tighten the wingnut. Then he tried to grab the bottom edge of the mower with his right hand to lift it upward, but instead his right hand went up into the rotating blades. Employee #1 sustained amputation of three fingers on his right hand. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, lawn mower, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316701143 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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