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Accident: 201140357 - Employee'S Fingers Injured By Auger In Juice Extractor

Accident: 201140357 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/28/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590836808/13/19972038Agrigold Juice Products
On May 28, 1997, Employee #1 was operating a juice extractor machine. This machine used a duct system, with a moving auger inside it, to push out the solid remains of the fruit after the juice was extracted. Without turning off the machine, Employee #1 opened up an inspection port and put his left hand inside the duct to unclog the auger. The sharp edge of the auger amputated his middle finger and the top digit of his ring finger, and lacerated his index finger. Employee #1 was taken to Corona Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, rotating knife, work rules, struck against, clogged, laceration, auger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125908368 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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