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Accident: 201701539 - Employee Amputates Fingers From Tire Blow Out

Accident: 201701539 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 06/24/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30513548506/26/20033711Miller & Sons Welding Inc
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on June 24, 2003, Employee #1, working for Miller and Sons Welding Inc., was operating a dump truck and contacted a power line with the front of the dump box. He noticed smoke coming from the right rear tires. Employee #1 heard air escaping and moved his left hand near the surface of the tire to detect air leakage. The tire blew out and the tips of his left ring finger and little finger were amputated at the first joint. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, blowout--tire, finger, driver, dump truck, struck by, flying object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305135485 Hospitalized injury Amputation Truck drivers, heavy

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