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Accident: 170171938 - Employee'S Fingertip Severed By Rotor Blade

Accident: 170171938 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 02/18/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11181701102/09/19932066Blommer Chocolate Of California Llc
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on December 23, 1992, Employee #1, of Blommer Chocolate, Inc., went to the jammed dust collector. Because the employee knew that maintenance was not on duty, he decided to clear the jam himself, probably to continue production. Employee #1 removed the cover, stuck in his hand, and misjudged the available space around the blades. The rotary blade caught and severed the left index fingertip. The employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 3314(a).
Keywords: severed, rotating parts, finger, work rules, dust collector, jammed, lockout, blade, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111817011 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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