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Accident: 201148350 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Changing Tire

Accident: 201148350 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/03/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30929556601/16/2007554176 Station
On August 3, 2006, Employee #1 was a mechanic, repairing a flat tire for a customer. He was using a Coats Model Number 5065A Rim Clamp Tire Changer. He mounted the wheel on the turntable and inserted a breaker bar to separate the tire from the wheel rim. The bar slipped, and his right index finger became trapped between the bar and the wheel rim. The tip of his index finger was amputated.
Keywords: amputated, finger, mechanic, tire rim, pry bar, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309295566 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Automobile mechanics

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