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Accident: 120357.015 - Employee Slices Artery After Striking Arm Against Saw Blade

Accident: 120357.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 05/31/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1406849.01506/06/2019Peco Foods, Inc.
At 9:45 a.m. on May 31, 2019, an employee was working in a pack out back line re moving thighs and legs from poultry backs when video surveillance showed him sud denly react to an unknown event. The employee jerked away causing his arm to swi ng wildly to the left and as a result his left forearm struck a running, partial ly guarded meat saw blade. The employee incurred an arterial laceration to his l eft forearm and was hospitalized.
Keywords: abrasion, arm, artery, blade, contusion, cutting, food processing, guard, laceration, loss of blood, machine guarding, meat processing, meat slicing machine, saw, slicer, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1406849.015 28 M Hospitalized injury

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