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Accident: 108246.015 - Employee Amputates Portion Of Finger While Using Band Saw

Accident: 108246.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 07/17/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1334711.01508/15/2018Costco Wholesale #786
At 12:00 p.m. on July 17, 2018, Employee #1 was splitting lamb loins on the Biro Meat Band Saw in the Meat Cutting Department of the store. As the loins were being split, the employee placed the meat on the table of the band saw. He placed both hands on top of the meat and began pushing the loins through the saw blade. The employee did not remove his right hand quickly enough, as the blade approached his fingers and inadvertantly cut his right pinky finger off between the 1st and 2nd knuckle. The band saw blade guard was more than two inches from the meat and not lowered to within 0.25 inches of the material being cut. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: struck against, finger, guard, blade, amputated, bandsaw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1334711.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Butchers and meat cutters

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