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Accident: 201089505 - Employee'S Finger Is Caught In Shaft And Amputated

Accident: 201089505 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/10/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082224209/11/20072037Wm Bolthouse Farms Inc
At 5:00 a.m. on August 10, 2007, Employee #1 was operating a carrot pomace, filling machine. He was in the process of filling one gallon test bags of the pomace when he inadvertently placed his finger onto the product plunger guide. His middle finger was partially amputated, when it was pressed between the connection/union of the air cylinder shaft. Employee was transported to the Kern Medical Center emergency room for treatment and was released a short time later. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, cylinder, finger, caught by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310822242 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Packaging and filling machine operators

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