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Accident: 201128717 - Employee Amputates Finger Cleaning A Sausage Machine

Accident: 201128717 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 12/10/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31577363012/20/20115812Obok Sd, Inc. Dba Obok Restaurant
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on December 10, 2011, Employee #1 was cleaning a sausage machine by flushing the stuffer tray with water. The machine had the following parts: stainless steel stuffer tray; screw conveyor; stuffing tube/sleeve for sausage casing; foot pedal; and a motor. Food particles were stuck in the screw conveyor and Employee #1 used his right index finger to dislodge the particles. Employee #1 slipped and stepped on the foot pedal activating the machine. Employee #1 should have shut off power before beginning the work. Employee #1 sustained an amputation of his right index finger and was hospitalized. The Employer was cited for one serious accident-related citation, alleging violation of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (T8 CCR), section 3314 (c) for Employer's failure to ensure that its employee disengaged or deenergized the power source of a sausage machine by unplugging the machine prior to cleaning. Two serious citations alleging the following violations: T8 CCR, section 4184 (b) for Employer's failure to provide guarding of the sausage machine at the point of operation; and T8 CCR, section 4185 for Employer's failure to provide a safeguarding device for its sausage machine's foot-pedal. Three general citations alleging the following violations: T8 CCR, section 3203(a) for Employer's failure to establish an Injury and Illness Prevention Program for its employees; T8 CCR, section 3314 (g) for Employer's failure to develop hazardous energy control procedures for cleaning, repairing, servicing, and setting up machinery or equipment used; and T8 CCR, section 5194(e)(1) for Employer's failure to develop a written hazard communication program for its employees who handle, use and store hazardous substances in the workplace. In addition, a Regulatory citation was issued for Employer's failure to immediately report to the Division, a serious injury of its employee.
Keywords: accelerator pedal, amputated, finger, work rules, cleaning, foot control, caught by, lockout, clogged, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315773630 Hospitalized injury Amputation Kitchen workers, food preparation

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