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Accident: 115660.015 - Employee Amputates Ring And Middle Finger In Car Belt And Pu

Accident: 115660.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/26/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1395531.01504/24/2019Palmer Automotive Electric, Inc
At 1:57 p.m. on March 26, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a general automotive re pair shop, was fixing a car. He had just finished the repair of an oil leak behi nd the wheel of the car and was checking his work. Employee #1 started the car t o see if any leaks occurred. He was using a rag to clean the area while he check ed. The rag got caught by a moving belt and his right hand was pulled into the b elt and pulley system and injured. Employee #1 was hospitalized, and his middle finger and ring finger on his right hand were amputated.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, automobile, belt, caught between, caught in, finger, hand, leak, lockout, lockout/tagout, pulley, vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1395531.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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