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Accident: 200340073 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Bean Cutter

Accident: 200340073 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 07/23/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10605373907/28/19992033Chiquita Processed Foods, Llc
Employee #1 was working to clear a clog in a wax bean cutter. He mounted the cutter feed conveyor and was manually removing wax beans from the cutter when the lead person saw him grab his hand. The coworker asked to see Employee #1's hand and saw that a portion of one finger had been amputated.
Keywords: knife, maintenance, amputated, shear, finger, work rules, clogged, conveyor, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106053739 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Janitors and cleaners

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