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Accident: 201164191 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Servicing Engine

Accident: 201164191 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/18/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12610806709/26/20025511Vermont Chevrolet Inc Dba Vermont Chevrolet Buick
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on September 18, 2002, Employee #1 was diagnosing a problem with a 1995 Buick LaSabre that had an activated "Service Engine Soon" warning light. An engine trouble-shooting scanner revealed to Employee #1 there was a cam shaft sensor problem. In order to get a reading on the scanner, the camshaft must be rotating, and thus Employee #1 left the engine running. When he reached inside the engine compartment to check for a loose sensor connection, Employee #1's left hand became caught between the engine crankshaft pulley and a serpentine belt. He was hospitalized for amputation of a finger.
Keywords: amputated, repair, automotive repair, belt, finger, work rules, caught between, automobile, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126108067 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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