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Accident: 147209.015 - Worker Cleaning Hemp Bucker Suffers Amputation Of Fingertip

Accident: 147209.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 12/27/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1571412.01501/06/2022Silver Lion Farms Llc

At 2:33 p.m. on December 27, 2021, an employee was working at a hemp farm. He wa s cleaning a bucker machine. An industrial cannabis or hemp bucker is a machine that removes flowers and leaves from the stalks of harvested plants for further processing. Technicians insert the lower end of a branch or stalk into a hole on the bucker. A roller mechanism grabs the stalk, and the rollers pull the branch through forcefully. As the branch moves through the hole, flowers are de-stemme d or "de-boned." The employee was cleaning the bucker while the machine was stil l running. The middle finger on his right hand became caught between the rubber rollers of the machine. He suffered the amputation of the tip of that finger. He was hospitalized.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, cleaning, farm, farm machinery, finger, fingertip, lockout, roller--mach/part

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1571412.015 36 M Hospitalized injury

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