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Accident: 201087087 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated By Cutting Blade

Accident: 201087087 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/13/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12576312803/20/20060161Grimmway Enterprises Inc
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on October 13, 2005, Employee #1 was performing maintenance work of the Urschel Model Number 30 bean cutter in the Repair Shop of Building I at a carrot manufacturing and packaging facility, located in Arvin, California. A bean cutter was dismantled, and Employee #1 was repositioning the bowls located inside the cutter. While rotating the inner bowl, his finger came into contact with a cutting blade. Employee #1 amputated the tip of his right middle finger and lacerated his right ring finger. Employee #1 was taken to Vernon and Sorenson Urgent Care in Bakersfield, California and was hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, rotating parts, amputated, dismantling, finger, caught between, laceration, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125763128 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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