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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 carcas s with his left hand in order to cut and trim it. As he pulled the carcass towar ds him, the skin ripped and the left arm of the carcass swung towards the employ ee's right hand where he was holding a knife. As a result, the knife contacted E mployee #1's left forearm and caused a puncture wound that struck an artery. Emp loyee #1 was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: animal, arm, artery, knife, puncture, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1297010.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Butchers and meat cutters

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