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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200535250 - Employee Amputates Finger On Food Product Auger

Accident: 200535250 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/25/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31661288607/16/20122099Allied Blending & Ingredients

On June 25, 2012, Employee #1 was working for a temporary labor agency. He had been assigned to work at a food manufacturing firm. Employee #1 was cleaning out an auger that was being switched over to another product. Employee #1 was using an air hose to blow out the product from the auger. The air nozzle was pulled into the auger, and the index finger on Employee #1's right hand was amputated. The auger had been made in-house, so there were no make, model, or serial number on the machine. Employee #1 was taken to Keokuk Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa, where he underwent surgery and was released.

Keywords: amputated, finger, cleaning, caught by, compressed air, air hose, auger, mech mat handling, air line

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316612886 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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