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Accident: 100646.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Cleaning A Press Mixer

Accident: 100646.015 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 11/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1276740.01511/13/2017Ragozzino Foods, Inc.
At 2:30 a.m. on November 9, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that provid ed sanitation services for food processing plants across the United States and C anada. He was working at a food processing plant owned by a firm that produced s pecialty frozen foods. He was watching a worker for the firm that owned the proc essing plant clean a press mixer. Though not authorized, the employee, for some reason, decided to clean the press mixer. The tip of the ring finger on his righ t hand was amputated by the press mixers rotating augur. The narrative did not say whether or not he was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, auger, caught by, caught in, cleaning, finger, food preparation, lockout, lockout/tagout, mixer, point of operation, rotating parts
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1276740.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury Food Cleanup Worker

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