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Accident: 96993.015 - Employee Operating Mower Incurs Amputations And Fractures

Accident: 96993.015 -- Report ID: 0253630 -- Event Date: 06/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1245733.01507/05/2017Williamsville Village Dpw
At 9:00 a.m. on June 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a municipal public works department, was engaged in lawn mowing. He was operating a 48-inch Ferris Hydro static mower on flat ground when the mower hit a bump. Employee #1 lost control of the mower, which slid down a slope of approximately 20 feet and dropped appr oximately 7 feet in a creek, where it overturned. Employee #1 was pinned under the mower. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to t he hospital. He was admitted and treated for the amputation of his right pointe r finger and the tip of his right pinky finger, and three fractured ribs.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, finger, fracture, lawn mower, lost control, overturn, powered industrial vehicle, rib, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1245733.015 59 M Hospitalized injury

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