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Accident: 170376305 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Torsion Bar Falls

Accident: 170376305 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/07/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11969640910/25/19945531Rynck Goodyear Tire And Auto Center
At approximately 1 p.m. on May 7, 1994, Employee #1 was attempting to adjust his own truck during lunch time. He lifted the truck to release the load on the torsion bar, but as he put the impact wrench on the nut, the torsion bar broke. The torsion bar dropped down on Employee #1's left hand. About 1/2 in. of the left thumb was amputated, and he suffered a compound fracture of the left index finger. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital for treatment and released.
Keywords: fracture, amputated, automotive repair, finger, thumb, truck, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119696409 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Automobile mechanics

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