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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308263110 - John Morrell & Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 308263110
Report ID: 0751910
Open Date: 01/11/2006

Site Address:
John Morrell & Co.
1200 Bluff Road
Sioux City, IA 51106

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2430, Sioux City, IA 51106

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311611/Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering

Inspection Type: Complaint

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 01/12/2006

Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing


Close Case:04/12/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Complaint 205166838 Yes Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $2,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,125
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 880004 02/16/2006 03/22/2006 $0 $2,125 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200530343
Event: 12/28/2005
Employee'S Thumb Tip Is Struck By Object, And Is Amputated

At approximately 9:15 p.m. on December 28, 2005, Employee #1 was using a Budgit 1 ton hoist to lift a 2000-pound battery from a pallet jack and place the battery on the recharging rack. The hoisting device was a wooden block with pivoting hooks at each end of the block. The hooks were positioned on opposing sides of the battery. Employee #1 controlled the unit with his right hand and guided the load while holding the front hook with his left hand. As the battery was lowered, the backside hook became unseated causing the front side of the battery to swing forward. The battery struck his left thumb tip and amputated it. He received medical attention, but was not hospitalized.

Keywords:battery, amputated, thumb, hoist, pallet, jack, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308263110 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations
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