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Accident: 202529939 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught Between Parts

Accident: 202529939 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 11/24/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31363955101/28/20103714Cwd Llc Dba Centric Parts
On November 24, 2009, Employee #1 was disassembling brake calipers at Centric Parts, a remanufacturer of brake calipers. Caliper disassembly requires the use of both hands. One hand steadies the caliper housing on the bench. The other hand fits an air nozzle to a fitting, and compressed air (at 90 psi) ejects the pistons toward a retaining bar. During this process, Employee # 1's left ring finger was pinched between the metal retaining bar and the piston that was being ejected. He sustained crushing and partial amputation of the finger tip.
Keywords: metal bar, amputated, automotive repair, dismantling, finger, piston, compressed air, caught between, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313639551 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Assemblers

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