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Accident: 170632707 - Employee'S Finger Amputated Between V-Belt And Pulley

Accident: 170632707 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 02/28/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612131803/04/19977538Longo Toyota
On February 28, 1997, Employee #1, the shop foreman in the service department and a 5-year employee of Longo Toyota, was inspecting a customer's car for noise in the engine while talking with a friend of the customer. Because the employer had not developed or utilized an energy control procedure, the customer was allowed to retain possession of the ignition keys. Employee #1 was checking the tension on the alternator V-belt when, without notice, the customer started the engine. Employee #1's left middle finger became caught between the V-belt and the pulley, and was partially amputated.
Keywords: amputated, automotive repair, finger, work rules, caught between, v-belt, nip point, pulley, communication, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126121318 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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