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Accident: 170617252 - Employee On Cone Line Trips And Stabs Himself

Accident: 170617252 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/26/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12021511611/07/19952015Foster Farms Dairy
Employee #1 and coworkers worked on a cone line, cutting and packing chicken parts. They had each been issued two sharp knives, and stood on a removable steel floor grate while they worked. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 and coworkers were returning from the day's last break and were organizing themselves on the line. Employee #1 had picked up his knife and was trying to get into his designated work slot when he tripped on the steel grate and suffered a self-inflicted stabbing. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.
Keywords: knife, grating, laceration, tripped, walking surface, conveyor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120215116 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Packaging and filling machine operators

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