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Accident: 115506.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Line Valve

Accident: 115506.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 04/10/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1394025.01504/18/2019Winona Foods Inc.
At 9:30 p.m. on April 10, 2019, Employee # 1 was cleaning the hopper area before the end of his work shift. The plastic expanding hose, from the hopper bottom into the pressure valve, came loose and sprayed anti-cake around the area. Employee # 1 re-attached the hose. As he was doing that, he used his finger to remove anti-cake from the top of the valve. The t-valve inside the housing closed, and pinched the tip of Employee 1's left middle finger. He suffered an amputation to the tip of left middle finger. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: valve, amputated, pinched, finger, hose, nip point, amputation, hopper, cleaning, fingertip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1394025.015 19 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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