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Accident: 114851.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Trapped By Valve In Sausage M

Accident: 114851.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1366485.01512/17/2018Producers Meat & Provisions, Inc.
At 7:30 a.m. on December 13, 2018, an employee was performing a metal detection testing procedure for a batch of chicken meat used to make sausages and placed her finger into the reject valve to dislodge a test ball that was stuck. The employee caught her finger when the valve moved and her coworkers turned off the machine and disconnected the air pressure hose. The employee removed her finger which was lacerated and fractured. The employee went to the hospital when her finger was surgically amputated. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: valve, caught by, fracture, amputation, laceration, finger, food processing, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1366485.015 34 F Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation

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