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Accident: 170838726 - Employee'S Fingers Are Injured By Falling Transmission Part

Accident: 170838726 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/04/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11963225509/05/20037538J.W. Mobile
At 2:30 p.m. on September 4, 2003, Employee #1, an apprentice technician, was lying on a creeper under a moving truck diagnosing a problem. He unbolted the center section of the two-speed rear differential, pulled it out onto a hydraulic transmission jack, and wrapped the jack's holding chain around the pinion case to secure it. He then rolled the center section out from under the truck. While still lying on his left side on the creeper, Employee #1 turned the pinion with his right hand and held the case flange with his left hand. The ring gear, in contact with the transmission jack, turned and moved the differential section, which fell and crushed Employee #1's left hand between the mounting flange and the pavement. He was hospitalized for fractures to his index and middle fingers.
Keywords: fracture, automotive repair, finger, work rules, mechanic, truck, struck by, falling object, jack
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119632255 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics

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