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Accident: 112236.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Working On Air Lock System (

Accident: 112236.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 12/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368903.01501/02/2019Supreme Rice, Llc
At 11:15 a.m. on December 31, 2018, an employee was working for a firm that manufactured dried and dehydrated food. He was working on a line on which bran was processed. He was working on an air lock system on that line. He broke a flange loose to check the flow of byproduct material. He did not lock out the air lock system. He placed his hand in the system. Rotating cups within the system lacerated the index finger on his left hand. He was transported from a local emergency room to a specialized medical facility. Surgery was performed there on the following day, January 1, 2019. His left index finger was amputated at the first knuckle in accordance with the discretion of the physician in charge. The narrative stated that the event resulted in a fatality, but that seems incorrect. It did not say whether or not the employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: rotating parts, food processing, caught by, emergency response, hand, lockout, amputation, laceration, finger, conveyor, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1368903.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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