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Accident: 116021.015 - Employee'S Index Finger Is Partially Amputated By Fan Belt

Accident: 116021.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1380559.01502/25/2019Bridgestone Retail Operations, Llc
At 11:00 a.m. on February 5, 2019, an employee was working for a tire dealer. Th e store also carried out automotive repairs. The employee had been working on a tire. He went to assist a coworker, who was working on the engine of a car. The employee was adjusting the engine belt. He asked a second coworker to start the car. The second coworker started the car while the employee was adjusting the be lt. The second coworker did not warn the employee that he was going to start the engine. The employee's index finger was pulled in between the belt and pulley s ystem of the car's engine. The employee suffered the amputation of his index fin ger at the first knuckle. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, automobile, automotive repair, belt, caught between, engine, fan belt, finger, lockout, lockout/tagout, maintenance, nip point, partial amputation, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1380559.015 63 M Non Hospitalized injury Automobile mechanic apprentices

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