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Accident: 200530459 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Tire-Mounting Machine

Accident: 200530459 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/20/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
On February 20, 2006, Employee #1 was operating an agricultural-tire-mounting machine. The machine used a vertically-mounted hydraulic cylinder to seat tires on rims. At the upper range of motion, this cylinder was flush with a steel plate. When Employee #1 placed his right ring finger in this area, it became caught in the pinch point, when the cylinder returned to its uppermost position. The finger was amputated at the first joint.
Keywords: amputated, finger, tire bead, caught between, crushed, hydraulic tool, point of operation, nip point, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308264241 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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