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Accident: 201495231 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated While Installing Wheel

Accident: 201495231 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 04/11/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31507105008/16/20117538H & H Tire Service #3, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on April 11, 2011, Employee #1 was installing a wheel at H & H Tire Service, Inc. He was using a pry bar to reposition the wheel he was reinstalling on a dual axle trailer. The blocks supporting the trailer toppled over, and Employee #1's thumb was amputated when it was pinched between the tire and the fender. He was hospitalized at Community Regional Medical Center, where the thumb was reattached.
Keywords: wheel, amputated, installing, struck against, thumb, caught between, trailer, pry bar, tire, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315071050 Hospitalized injury Amputation Garage and service station related occupations

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