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Accident: 200535904 - Employee Amputates Fingers In Paper Slicer

Accident: 200535904 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31717138707/01/20132011Farmland Foods, Inc.
On June 21, 2013, Employee #1, the operator of a meat slicing line at a meat cutting product process with Farmland Foods, Inc., was running his process (Downgrader; Number: Two). Coworkers had been asked, by the operator of a paper slicing machine, to shut down the process line for cutting paper (North process; Line Number: Six; paper slice), because the line had run out of paper. A different coworker was going to put new paper in and feed it down the line, while the original coworkers were working on putting bacon on sheets to be weighed and boxed at the end of line (North process; Line Number: Six). Employee #1 came over to Line Number: Six from his Downgrader line (Line Number: Two). Employee #1 walked up to the paper cutter, saw the piece of bacon, and reached under the guard to remove the bacon slice. When Employee #1 reached under the guard, the cutter cycled. Employee #1 lost the index finger up to the second knuckle, the middle finger up to the second knuckle and the ring finger up to the first knuckle. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, food preparation, finger, guard, meat slicing machine, paper machine, automatic restart, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317171387 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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