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Accident: 109509.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Caught Between Tire And Rim

Accident: 109509.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1349144.01509/26/2018Les Schwab Tire Centers Of California, Inc
At 10:20 a.m. on September 22, 2018, an employee was fixing a flat tire and had to use a restraining device to secure the tire while seating the bead. The empl oyee tried to release the ratchet while it was under pressure and caught his rig ht hand's middle finger between the tire and rim, amputating it. Hospitalizatio n was not required.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, finger, tire, tire bead, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1349144.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Mechanical engineering technicians

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