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Accident: 170897623 - Employee'S Fingertip Lacerated In Drain Pump

Accident: 170897623 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 06/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12613048307/15/19982051Health Valley Company
Employee #1 was removing the elbow to drain the water from inside steam kettle #B245 when he lost the O-ring seal/gasket that went between the elbow and the opening to the pump. Assuming that the O-ring was inside the opening of the pump, he inserted his right index finger inside the running pump, lacerating the tip but with minimal loss of bone. He had not shut off the pump before putting his finger into it.
Keywords: rotating parts, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, laceration, pump, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126130483 Hospitalized injury Amputation Mixing and blending machine operators

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