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Accident: 170872477 - Employee'S Toes Amputated In Auger/Trash System

Accident: 170872477 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/01/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12021355803/02/20000723Setton Pistachio, Inc.
Employee #1 was unplugging a drain line in an 18 in. deep service pit next to a trash auger. He removed the grating cover from the pit and jumped in to clear the line. When he was finished, he took a step out, placing his left foot on the grate that was part of the auger guard. The grate lifted up slightly on the opposite end and slipped enough so that Employee #1's left foot fell in. His foot contacted the moving auger, amputating his toes. The grate was part of the auger guard; the grating interlaced together to form the guard for the auger/trash system.
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, guard, work rules, slip, grating, clogged, auger, toe, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120213558 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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