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Accident: 117267.015 - Employee Suffers Fingertip Amputations On Chain And Sprocket

Accident: 117267.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 12/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368769.01512/28/2018Camino Real Foods Inc
At 11:15 p.m. on December 21, 2018, an temporary employee arrived to the jobsite and proceeded to perform her normal duties working on Line# 2 in the production department. The employee was assigned to work at the end of the packaging conve yor of Line# 2, where burritos that did not meet or pass the quality check fell into industrial totes referred to as "rework trays". The employee retrieved a r ework tray, placed it on a utility table and began peeling the defective wrapper s off the burritos. Meanwhile, a rework tray that was left behind at the end of the conveyor belt was overflowing. The employee grabbed an empty rework tray and with her hand began to grab the overflowing burritos. Subsequently, her fingert ips came in contact with the unguarded chain and sprocket and the employee susta ined several finger tip amputations. The employee was transported to a local med ical center, where she was treated for her injuries.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, conveyor belt, drag chain conveyor, fingertip, partial amputation, sprocket, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1368769.015 51 F Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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