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Accident: 170089155 - Employee'S Hands Are Pulled Into Auger While Cleaning

Accident: 170089155 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 01/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12373330501/26/19935149Universal Foods Corporation
Employee #1 was scrubbing the ricer machine. She went over to the panel and turned on the machine, then climbed up the ladder to the top of ricer and began washing the auger. Employee #1 noticed that there was a spot that she had missed and reached down with a brush to try and remove it. The auger caught her glove and pulled her right arm in, amputating it above the wrist. Her left arm was also pulled into the auger, and her index and middle fingers of her left hand were amputated.
Keywords: amputated, finger, glove, work rules, cleaning, lockout, point of operation, auger, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123733305 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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