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Accident: 98603.015 - Employee Sustains Internal Injuries When Mowing Grass

Accident: 98603.015 -- Report ID: 0551702 -- Event Date: 08/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1258702.01508/22/2017City Of Decatur
At 9:00 a.m. on August 17, 2017, an employee was mowing a patch of grass with a SCAG walk behind mower, model SWZV. The employee was located between the alley a nd the fence in the back yard. The employee attempted to turn the mower around b y going in reverse, due to a pile of sticks and the fence in the way of the mowe r. The employee pulled up on the control handle to put the mower in reverse, as he did so the mower jerked back and pinned him between the mower and the passeng er door of the work truck. The employee suffered from a swollen bowel contusion, and bruising in his lower back and stomach.
Keywords: back, caught between, lawn mower, motor vehicle, pinned, stomach
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1258702.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Adjusters and calibrators

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