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Accident: 200523066 - Employee Amputates Fingers While Cleaning Auger

Accident: 200523066 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/13/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30571161601/21/20032015Siouxpreme Egg Products Inc.

At approximately 11:45 p.m. on November 13 2002, Employee #1 was cleaning and sanitizing an auger. Employee #1 removed the cover that lies over the rotating auger. The cover is normally removed so the auger can be cleaned while rotating by spraying high pressure hot water on the auger. The cover fell into the auger and Employee #1 reached in to pick the cover up. Employee #1's right hand glove came in contact with the rotating auger, pulling the hand into the auger. Employee #1's middle and ring finger then came in contact with the rotating auger and were partially amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized as a result of the partial amputations.

Keywords: amputated, cover, finger, work rules, cleaning, caught by, auger, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305711616 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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