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Accident: 170175145 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught In Pasta Machine

Accident: 170175145 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 05/20/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179438406/03/19915812Piccolo Mondo Restaurant
On May 20, 1991, Employee #1, age 20, of the Piccolo Mondo Restaurant, was cleaning the dough mixing compartment of a pasta machine. He raised the compartment's cover, which would normally activate a microswitch and stop the machine. In this instance the microswitch did not work and, since the machine had not been de-energized, it continued operating. Employee #1's left hand was caught and punctured by one of the rotating dough mixing spikes.
Keywords: rotating shaft, work rules, cleaning, mixer, lockout, compartment, hand, mech malfunction, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111794384 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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