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Accident: 170127302 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated By Drive Shaft

Accident: 170127302 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/15/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11505510502/15/19935541Rolling Oil Company
Employee #1 was tightening four bolts on the PTO of a gas truck because the drive shaft was dripping gas. The vehicle had a 1990 International motor and a 2,000 gallon tank, including compartments for fuel oil, gas, and diesel. The motor was not turned off. Employee #1's right arm became caught in the drive shaft, resulting in several lacerations to his right forearm and wrist, and the amputation of his right thumb. Employee #1 had received no training and there were no safety procedures.
Keywords: amputated, repair, automotive repair, work rules, caught by, arm, fuel truck, untrained, drive shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115055105 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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