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Accident: 106449.015 - Employee Sustains Puncture Wound To Left Forearm From Knife

Accident: 106449.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1297010.01502/20/2018American Beef Packers, Inc.
At 12:40 p.m. on January 10, 2018, Employee #1 was using a hook to pull a carcass with his left hand in order to cut and trim it. As he pulled the carcass towards him, the skin ripped and the left arm of the carcass swung towards the employee's right hand where he was holding a knife. As a result, the knife contacted Employee #1's left forearm and caused a puncture wound that struck an artery. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: animal, struck by, arm, knife, artery, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1297010.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Puncture Butchers and meat cutters

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