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Accident: 201069648 - Mechanic Amputates Finger While Repairing Automobile

Accident: 201069648 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/23/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12594402501/31/20067538Dba Dieter'S Porsche & Bmw
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on January 23, 2006, an automobile mechanic employed by a foreign auto repair shop was inspecting a car's air conditioning system. A coworker who was working with him was inside the car, which was hoisted into the air so that the mechanic could check the air conditioner's belts and compressor from underneath. The coworker inadvertently started the engine, while the mechanic reached up to inspect the v-belt. The rotating belt pulled the mechanic's left index finger into the pulley and amputated the finger at the first knuckle. The mechanic was transported to a hospital, where he received outpatient surgery.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, automotive repair, belt, air conditioner, finger, mechanic, caught by, hoist, automobile
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125944025 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Automobile mechanics

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