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Accident: 142170.015 - Employee'S Arm Is Amputated By Auger

Accident: 142170.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 12/18/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1569667.01512/20/2021Altman'S Specialty Plants, Llc

At 9:30 a.m. on December 18, 2021, an employee was moving pots from one conveyor belt to another over a gap created by a return auger. The employee's loose-fitt ing sweater became entangled in the auger and when trying to get it out, her han d and arm were pulled into machine. The employee was hospitalized to treat an am putation of her left arm above her elbow.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, arm, auger, auger mechanism, clothing, conveyor belt, entangled, partial amputation, pot, pulled in

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1569667.015 69 F Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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