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Accident: 115822.015 - Employee Amputates Finger Tip In Conveyor

Accident: 115822.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 04/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396311.01504/29/2019Treehouse Private Brands, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 25, 2019, an employee was standing at the co nveyor control station and watching and straightening filled packages of cookies after they passed through a 90-degree curve in a slat conveyor before going thr ough a metal detector and labeler. Packages had to pass through the labeler in the proper orientation. The curved area of the conveyor caused them to misalig n at times. The employee reached with both gloved hands to straighten a package and her left little finger was caught in the space between two plastic slats on the conveyor and pulled into an opening between the end of the moving conveyor b elt and stainless steel guard plate, resulting in the amputation of the tip of t he finger. Surgery was performed but hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt conveyor, caught in, finger, glove, nip point, steel plate
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1396311.015 43 F Non Hospitalized injury Packaging and filling machine operators

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