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Accident: 201075033 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Injured In Valve, Is Later Amputated

Accident: 201075033 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/19/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268219804/19/20104581American Airlines
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on February 19, 2010, Employee #1 was performing a visual inspection of the engine of a Boeing MD-80 jetliner and was attempting to verify that no debris had been sucked into the valve. Employee #1 inserted his finger into the anti-ice valve, it closed on his finger injuring the tip. Employee #1 was admitted and treated at Scripps Mercy Hospital, where medical staff shaved the distal tip of the finger bone constituting a surgical amputation. The employer met the reporting requirement when the notified OSHA of the injury at 10:40 a.m. on February 20, 2010.
Keywords: amputated, airport, finger, engine, valve
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312682198 Hospitalized injury Amputation Aircraft engine mechanics

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