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Accident: 201127511 - Employee Injures Hand In Machine

Accident: 201127511 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 03/25/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31009757104/21/20107361Select Staffing
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on March 25, 2010, Employee #1, an employee of Select Staffing employment agency, was working at SF Spice Company at machine PR-1 on a cup line. Employee #1 was placing a spice bag in each cup while machine PR-1 was filling cups with dry food. Machine PR-1 had a pinch point distance between the cup line and the chute of 1.25 in. In front of the chute was a 6 in. high protruding bar which was an obstruction. Machine PR-1 was not guarded. Employee #1 said she was working alone, and the cup line was moving too fast. The hand of Employee #1 got caught between the chute (the tube which was dropping and pushing the food into the cups) was crushed and fractured. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, caught between, nip point, hand, unguarded, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310097571 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Kitchen workers, food preparation

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