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Accident: 170899306 - Employee'S Finger Injured While Testing Car Fan Belt

Accident: 170899306 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/09/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12003553001/31/19965531Winston Tire Company
On January 9, 1996, Employee #1 was performing his regularly assigned tasks as an auto mechanic for Winston Tire, Inglewood, CA. He had just installed a fan belt and decided to pull on it with his finger to test its tightness. He forgot that the engine was running, and his left index finger was crushed. An attempt was made to save it, but the tip had to be amputated to the first joint on January 25, 1996.
Keywords: amputated, automotive repair, finger, work rules, mechanic, struck against, crushed, automobile, fan belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120035530 Hospitalized injury Amputation Automobile mechanics

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