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Accident: 170393730 - Employee Stabs Self With 8-Inch Butcher Knife And Dies

Accident: 170393730 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12404344908/16/19932013Indiana Packers Corporation
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on August 13, 1993, Employee #1 was doing what is called a head rounding operation. This is done by cutting the ears and scalp from the hog's head with a handheld, 8 inch butcher knife. Somehow Employee #1 stabbed himself in the lower right quadrant, cutting the iliac and femoral arteries. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: knife, loss of blood, laceration, artery, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124043449 Fatality Cut/Laceration Butchers and meat cutters

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