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Accident: 116809.015 - Employee Amputates Fingers While Cleaning Running Car Belt

Accident: 116809.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405597.01506/04/2019Ambassador Automotive Inc
At 10:00 a.m. on May 22, 2019, an employee (a coowner) was replacing an air cond itioning compressor on a Toyota car. The employee was using a rag to wipe excess spray off the belt while it was still running when the belt caught the rag and pulled the employees fingers into the crankshaft pulley. The employee amputated two fingers and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, automobile, automotive repair, belt, caught between, caught by, cleaning, fan belt, finger, lockout, lockout/tagout, pulley, repair
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1405597.015 52 M Non Hospitalized injury Automobile mechanics

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