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Accident: 118267.015 - Employee Is Injured After Stabbing By Knife At Pinch Point

Accident: 118267.015 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 07/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1417793.01507/23/2019Vermont Packinghouse Llc
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on July 19, 2019, an employee moved a damaged cart an d replacing with a new cart. The animal Gutter / Splitter was finishing splitti ng a carcass. Then, he lowered the lift he was working from and struck a cart be low damaging the leg and wheel of the cart. The employee moved the damaged cart out of the way and replaced the cart with a new one. As the employee moved betwe en the cart and the lift, he was impaled by a knife that had fallen from the Gut ter / Splitters scabbard on his right side abdomen. The employee was hospitaliz ed for these injuries.
Keywords: abdomen, impaled, knife, meat processing, stabbed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1417793.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Butchers and meat cutters

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