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Accident: 200531630 - Employee Amputates Finger On Blade

Accident: 200531630 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31008668105/07/20072013Hormel Foods Corporation
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on April 20, 2007, Employee #1, a machine operator, was clearing out meat from the front of a prebrake extractor on a Rietz brand Model Number RE-24-K7E33, Serial Number RE760257, using his hand and not the shovel that was provided to him. Employee #1 turned off machine, reached in with his hand while the blade was still coasting, and the blade amputated half of his middle finger on his left hand. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but was later transferred to another hospital, where he had surgery on the finger. Four days prior to the amputation, Employee #1 had received oral reprimand for placing his hand into the machine at the same location.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, struck against, lockout, process safety, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310086681 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Mixing and blending machine operators

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