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Accident: 201112158 - Employee Injured When Finger Amputated By Slipping Jack

Accident: 201112158 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/26/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11217149111/04/19997539Canyon Alignment

On October 26, 1999, an accident occurred at the alignment shop of Canyon Alignment. Employee #1, a mechanic, was working on a vehicle, installing a front spring. He had positioned a jack under the lower control arm and was jacking it up to enable him to install the spring. Employee #1 attempted to reposition the jack while it was still under the load of the control arm. The jack slipped and the control arm fell onto his hand, smashing the tip of his right index finger. Employee #1 was taken to Henry Mayo Hospital for emergency treatment where he was hospitalized.

Keywords: amputated, automotive repair, hydraulic jack, finger, mechanic, slip

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112171491 Hospitalized injury Amputation Automobile mechanics

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