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Accident: 170236830 - Employee'S Arm Amputated When Caught In Pasta Machine

Accident: 170236830 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 09/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11125138509/05/19915461Pasta Pastry Etc
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 5, 1991, Employee #1 was operating a double hopper La Reginina/La Parmigiana pasta machine, model #D-45. As pasta dough stacked up in the corners of the lower press hopper, Employee #1 stuck her right hand into the hopper to knock the dough down. The machine's electric power switch and hopper switch were left in the ON position, and the hopper lid's ON/OFF switch was not working. The turning paddle wheels of the hopper caught the employee's hand and pulled her right arm into the hopper until the arm split just below the elbow joint.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, inadequate maint, work rules, lockout, arm, hand, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111251385 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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