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Accident: 170732556 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated By Pump

Accident: 170732556 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/07/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11996541603/08/19943449Frito-Lay, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a machine that processes corn, a job he had done for 17 years. When the corn flow stopped, he shut off the machine and disassembled the inlet pipe. He reached down to brush away the clogged inlet with the flat of his hand. He felt a pinch and saw that the tip of his finger had been amputated. Apparently, the pump had not completely stopped when he reached down to clear it.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, corn, clogged, pump, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119965416 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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