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Accident: 170724298 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated Between Tire Rim And Hub

Accident: 170724298 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 10/06/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12567433311/13/19970175Spaich Farms
On October 6, 1997, Employee #1, a worker on a prune farm, was changing a tire on the left front side of a Case 580D loader/backhoe. He was rotating the hub to align the belt holes when the hub pivoted downward. Employee #1's right little finger extended into the small gap caused by the tire and rim being too snug, amputating the tip between the rim and the hub. Less than 1/4 in. was amputated, but the bone had to be shortened slightly to allow enough flesh to close the wound.
Keywords: amputated, loader/backhoe, agriculture, finger, work rules, earthmoving equip, caught between, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125674333 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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