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Accident: 201083193 - Employee Hospitalized With Blood Poisoning Due To Cut

Accident: 201083193 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 02/20/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11998289008/28/20015411Madera Ranchos Market
On the afternoon of February 20, 2001, a refrigeration maintenance man, was using a screwdriver to manually defrost a coffin ice cream freezer. Employee #1, the store manager, decided to help him by picking out and removing the large chunks of ice in the freezer. During the process both men received several nicks or small needle-like puncture wounds on their fingertips from the sharp metal fins at the base of the freezer. That evening Employee #1 became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital. Employee #1 was hospitalized for a week due to infectious wound complications.
Keywords: finger, laceration, infection, freezer compartment
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119982890 Hospitalized injury Puncture Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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