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Accident: 201771094 - Worker Using Groute Machine Amputates Finger

Accident: 201771094 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 09/16/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30271725110/03/20002013Comarco Products, Inc.
On September 16, 2000, an Employee and a coworker were instructed removed bolts from the chute of a Grote Slicing Machine. In order to access the bolts, the employee had to climb onto the machine's conveyor, which was 48 feet from the floor and open-sided. A coworker was the only other person present in the room when the accident occurred. The coworker did not observe the fall, but heard a crash. The coworker called out to the Employee, but did not receive an answer. The coworker walked over to the slicing machine and observed Employee #1 lying on the floor, unconscious. A platform was positioned next to the slicing machine and the bolts had been removed. There were no witnesses to the accident and no one observed employee # 1 working on the top of the conveyor.
Keywords: platform, unconsciousness, conveyor, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302717251 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Machinery maintenance occupations

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