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Accident: 110369.015 - Employee Dismounting Tire Sustains Amputation Of Finger

Accident: 110369.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1355656.01510/24/2018Certified Tires & Service Centers Inc
At 4:00 p.m. on October 10, 2018, an employee was working for a tire dealer. He was dismounting a tire. He was breaking the bead of a tire from its rim. He was using a pneumatic apparatus to apply pressure to the tire. He was holding the si dewall of the tire in place with his left hand. The sidewall ruptured. The tire rotated, and the employee's finger became caught in a pinch point created by the pneumatic-powered paddle of the bead-loosening apparatus and the frame of the t ire machine. The employee's finger was amputated. The finger that was amputated was the little finger on the employee's left hand. The employee was treated at a clinic or hospital. He was released, but he sustained bone loss from the second knuckle of his finger. The narrative did not state whether this meant the proxi mal or distal knuckle. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: air pressure, amputated, amputation, automotive repair, caught in, finger, mech malfunction, nip point, rupture, tire, tire bead, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1355656.015 45 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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