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Accident: 117867.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Trying To Unjam Squeegee

Accident: 117867.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 07/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1414628.01507/10/2019Rich Products Corporation

At 8:00 a.m. on July 5, 2019, an employee was cleaning spilled food product from the floor under and around product conveyors when the squeegee he was using bum ped into a conveyor and became jammed between the hand top and cheese melt conve yors. The employee attempted to unjam the squeegee while the conveyors were stil l running and his left hand became caught in the cheese melt conveyor. The emplo yee injured several fingers and amputated his left index finger requiring medica l treatment. The employee was not hospitalized.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, caught in, cleaning, conveyor, conveyor belt, crushed, finger, food processing, guard, hand, hand tool, jammed, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, pinched, rotating parts,

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1414628.015 61 M Non Hospitalized injury Production helpers

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