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Accident: 202652111 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Lint Cleaner Rollers

Accident: 202652111 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/26/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351533001/03/20120724Modern Ginning Company

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on November 26, 2011, Employee #1, a seasonal employee of Modern Ginning Company, a cotton gin in Blythe, CA, was unclogging the lint cleaner. His left ring and index fingers were caught in the feed rollers of the Lummus Lint Cleaner and were partially amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized for nineteen days at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. The employer's office manager reported the accident to the Division at 9:30 a.m. on November 28, 2011, apparently, not within the time period required by Cal/OSHA regulations.

Keywords: amputated, agriculture, finger, lockout, roller--mach/part, caught between, cotton gin

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313515330 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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