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Accident: 108444.015 - Employee Amputates Finger On Band Saw

Accident: 108444.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 08/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1339102.01508/14/2018Fortune Foods Nevada, Inc. Dba Seafood City
At 3:30 p.m. on August 13, 2018, Employee #1 was cutting a large frozen pork butt roast into smaller cubes with a Hobart meat band saw, Serial Number 311557500 and Model Number 6801, with the following manufacturer's data plate: Volts = 200-230, Amp = 9.3/8.2, HZ = 60, HP = 3, and RPM = 3450. The employee started the cuts with the blade guard adjusted to accommodate the large roast's size. When the he started on the smaller pieces, the employee did not lower the blade guard, leaving a large gap where the blade was rotating. At the end of the cutting, the employee began collecting the small pieces. He did not shut off the band saw, nor lower the guard completely. His right hand fingers came in contact with blade, amputating his middle finger and lacerating his ring finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized for surgery.
Keywords: rotating parts, guard, amputated, bandsaw, finger, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1339102.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Butchers and meat cutters

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