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Accident: 202475950 - Employee'S Finger Tip Is Amputated By Falling Crate

Accident: 202475950 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 06/26/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266173908/18/20092033Tropicana Products
At about 1:56 p.m. on June 6, 2009, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, was cleaning his work area after installing a new motor in a machine at a facility which manufactured and bottled fruit juice. Employee #1 placed his tools (hammer and wrench) on top of the motor's empty crating box which weighed about 40 lbs. The wrench fell through the slats of the box down to the floor. Using the hammer, he retrieved the wrench by kneeling down with the left arm supporting the box. The box slipped and fell, pinching his right index finger between the hammer and the crate. The edge of the hammer cut the tip of his index finger. He notified his supervisor who took him to a clinic for treatment of the finger tip amputation. Employee #1 was released the same day
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, crate, cleaning, mechanic, caught between, hand tool, falling object, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312661739 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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