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Accident: 201085941 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Food Cutting Machine

Accident: 201085941 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/15/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034036902/25/20057363Esparza Enterprise Inc
At approximately 5:00 a.m. on December 15th, 2004, Employee #1, an Esparza Enterprises employee contracted as a food sanitation laborer for Grimmway Farms, Inc., (a major grower and processor of carrots), was working the third shift sanitizing food processing equipment. Employee #1 noticed a piece of plastic hanging down from the opening to a "bean cutting" machine, which was used to cut carrots into various sizes. Employee #1 shut off the pneumatic half-angle valve, which shut down the bean cutting machine, but Employee #1 did not lockout the machine. Employee #1 then reached into an opening to retrieve the piece of plastic hanging from the bean cutting machine's blades. At the same time, Employee #1 hit the angle valve with a water hose to clean the equipment and inadvertently activated the valve. Employee #1's left index finger was amputated. He was treated at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, disconnecting means, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120340369 Hospitalized injury Amputation Kitchen workers, food preparation

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