Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident Summary Nr: 201056306 - Employee'S Left Hand Made Contact With Moving Chain

Accident Summary Nr: 201056306 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/16/2002
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
12617785604/18/200275420Florence Car Wash

Abstract: At approximately 12:35 p.m. on April 16, 2002, Employee #1 was working at the rear tunnel of the car wash when one of the sensors on the machine stopped working correctly. Employee went to the controls located at the front of the tunnel and turned off the machine. Employee went back to the rear of the tunnel and opened the cover that was located on the floor and attempted to adjust the sensor switch that controls the polish and soap for the car wash. The sensor was positioned next to the chain and sprocket. As Employee #1 was adjusting the sensor switch, a coworker at the other end of the car wash tunnel turned on the control switch. The switch activated the movement of the car wash and the rotation of the chain and sprocket. Employee #1's supervisor, who was in another building at the time, was notified of what was happening, went to the detail room and shut of the main circuit breaker to deactivate the car wash. Employee was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a partial amputation of the second and third right fingers. The accident was caused by not completely locking out or blocking out to ensure Employee #1 was not exposed to the hazard of the moving chain and sprocket drive.

Keywords: chain, amputated, finger, control lever, lockout, circuit breaker, sprocket

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 126177856 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.