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Accident: 170209886 - Employee'S Fingertips Amputated By Engine Fan Belt

Accident: 170209886 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 03/09/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11974849903/22/19949224South County Fire Authority
At about 8:15 a.m. on March 9, 1994, Employee #1 was checking the adjustment of the engine fan belt on a fire engine parked in the fire station. The engine was not running, but as Employee #1 wrapped his fingers around the belt, the vehicle driver started the engine, and Employee #1 suffered partial amputation of two fingers. He was hospitalized for treatment and released the next day.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, caught by, fan belt, fire truck, communication, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119748499 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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