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Accident: 124589.015 - Employee Is Decapitated And Killed While Cleaning Equipment

Accident: 124589.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 03/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1467797.01503/04/2020Packers Sanitation Services, Incorporated
At 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2020, an employee was using a high pressure water hose to rinse the medium bird chiller while the material conveyor augur was still in operation. The employee leaned in the front portion of the chiller. Then, the em ployee's upper body was caught by the rotating augur (moving at 1 revolution/10 minute), and the employee was decapitated and killed. There were no guards preve nting the employee from accessing the moving portion of the augur.
Keywords: auger, caught by, cleaning, decapitated, high pressure, hose, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1467797.015 39 M Fatality

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