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Accident: 200535284 - Employee Clearing Blower Sustains Amputation And Avulsion

Accident: 200535284 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/25/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31664971408/15/20122011Tyson Food, Inc.
On July 25, 2012, Employee #1 was maintaining machinery for Tyson Food, in Perry, Iowa. He was attempting to clear a jam in a bag scrap removal blower. Employee #1 did not lock out or tag out the blower prior to clearing the jam. The blower caught his fingers and amputated the index finger on Employee #1's left hand. In addition, he sustained the avulsion or degloving of his middle finger and laceration of his ring finger. Employee #1 was transported by a coworker to a hand specialist.
Keywords: amputated, fan, finger, work rules, cleaning, degloved, lockout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316649714 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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