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Accident: 202441929 - Employee Amputates Thumb While Changing Tire

Accident: 202441929 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/20/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12596903011/09/20055082Hawthorne Machinery Company
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 20, 2005, Employee #1, a service technician, was installing a new caster wheel assembly on the reach truck (a Caterpillar, Model Number NRR40). While holding the assembly with his right hand, he lined its stud to the mounting hole on the bottom of the truck frame. He then lowered truck using a lift jack. Employee #1's right thumb was caught in between the truck frame and the top of the caster wheel's housing. Employee #1 drove himself to a medical center. At the medical center, he received medical attention for the right distal thumb amputation, and was discharged on the same day.
Keywords: amputated, mechanic, thumb, caught between, tilt-frame hoist, jack, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125969030 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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