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Accident: 200536233 - Employee Amputates Finger Cleaning Meat Machine

Accident: 200536233 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/22/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31744533612/04/20135411Sanborn Foods
On July 22, 2013, Employee #1, with Sanborn Foods, was cleaning a meat tenderizer machine (Sir Steak Machinery Company; Model Number: PRO; Serial Number: 377335D). The equipment unexpectedly became energized, resulting in a partial amputation of Employee #1's right hand's index, middle and ring fingers. Employee #1 was not hospitalized. Employee #1 failed to control hazardous energy by either lockout/tagout (LOTO) or disconnecting the cord and plug equipment, when performing sanitation activities on the meat processing equipment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, cleaning, lockout, automatic restart, meat blending mach, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317445336 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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