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Inspection: 310087366 - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 310087366
Report ID: 0751910
Date Opened: 06/19/2007

Site Address:
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
501 N. Elk Run Road
Waterloo, IA 50703

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2788, Waterloo, IA 50704

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311611/Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/20/2007

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed: 07/24/2008

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 200528081 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $63,000 $0 $0 $0 $63,000
Current Penalty $0 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $35,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Willful 880004 10/22/2007 07/18/2008 $35,000 $63,000 $0 11/13/2007 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200531796
Event: 05/17/2007
Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated In Machine

On May 17, 2007, Employee #1 was pulling an auger out of a grinder with a manual hoist. The hoist released and stopped causing the collar around the auger to slip and become unbalanced. He placed his hand on top to counter balance the auger which continued to tip up against the grinder pour out area. Employee #1's thumb was amputated.

Keywords:amputated, slip, caught by, thumb, hoist, caught between, auger, nip point

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310087366 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Hoist and winch operators
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