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Accident: 103454.015 - Employee Is Struck By Post From Automatic Tire Changer And A

Accident: 103454.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 02/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1294210.01502/12/2018My Chevrolet, Inc.
At 9:56 a.m. on February 7, 2018, an employee was assisting a coworker with removing and replacing faulty tire pressure sensors from two truck tires and was demonstrating the use of a Quadriga ATC 1000 Automatic Tire Changer machine with foot-actuated pedals. The employee was almost done with the first tire when the metal center post came down and amputated his pinky from his left hand. The employee was transported to Natividad Hospital and later transferred by helicopter to San Francisco General, where he was admitted for surgery.
Keywords: struck by, tire, finger, amputation, foot-powered press, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1294210.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile body and related repairers

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