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Accident: 115836.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Using Turkey Neck Cutter

Accident: 115836.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397126.01504/30/2019Agri Star Meat And Poultry Llc
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on April 18, 2019, an employee was instructed to work the Hock Cutter (removal of turkey head). The employee was performing the assig ned task and misjudged his left-hand placement on the turkey's neck, upon engagi ng the Hock Cutter. The employee's left-hand thumb was caught between the Hock Cutter blades. The employee sustained a left-hand thumb fingertip amputation. The employee was hospitalized for this injury.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, blade, caught between, cutting, finger, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1397126.015 32 M Hospitalized injury

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