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Accident: 202252458 - Worker Fractures Hand In Hobart Meat Tenderizer Machine

Accident: 202252458 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 11/27/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31678773801/08/20135411Scolari'S Food & Drug Co.
On November 27, 2012, Employee #1, a meat cutter in the meat department at Scolari's Food and Drug Company in Yerington, Nevada, was operating a Hobart Tenderizer, model number 403, serial number 56-1267-147 without a guard. A magnet was affixed to the machine bypassing the interlock. The magnet was affixed the guard which causes the tenderizer to disengage when the guard is removed. Employee #1 suffered a crushed right pointer finger and a broken knuckle on her middle finger, both fingers had lacerations. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated at Renown Regional Medical Center for the injury.
Keywords: fracture, food preparation, food packaging mach, lockout, hand, meat blending mach
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316787738 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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