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Accident: 202479184 - Employee Amputates Finger While Cleaning Mixer Tank

Accident: 202479184 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 10/30/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31634581811/15/20122045Honeyville Grain Inc
On October 30, 2012, Employee #1 was processing and blending powdered foods then packaging them for retail. The employee was in the process of purging and cleaning the tank of one product in order to prepare the tank to run another product. Employee #1 placed his left hand on the open edge of the rotating agitator. The employee reached for and grabbed the bottom edge of the opening with the assumption the blade within the tank had stopped moving. The employee's left ring finger was amputated when it reached the point of operation. Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department transported Employee #1 to an area hospital, where he was treated for his injury.
Keywords: mixer blade, amputated, finger, cleaning, mixer, point of operation, purging, blade, tank, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316345818 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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