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Accident: 14332977 - Hand Amputated In Screw Conveyor

Accident: 14332977 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 09/08/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10036984209/10/19862052Murray Biscuit Company
ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1986, AT ABOUT 4:30 PM, THE EMPLOYEE WAS CLEANING A CONVEYOR OR WAFER OVEN IN THE WAFER OVEN ROOM, WHEN HIS HAND SLIPPED INTO A SCREW CONVEYOR. HE HAD APPARENTLY DROPPED A SCRAPER (PUTTY KNIFE), USED TO CLEAN THE EQUIPMENT, INTO THE SCREW CONVEYOR. WHEN HE TRIED TO RETRIEVE IT, HIS RIGHT HAND WAS CAUGHT AND AMPUTATED BY THE CONVEYOR. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE HAND WAS TOO BADLY DAMAGED TO ATTEMPT A REATTACHMENT. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, screw conveyor, cleaning, slip, lockout, conveyor, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100369842 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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