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Accident: 202488573 - Employee Suffers Amputation While Unclogging Machine

Accident: 202488573 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 11/21/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31186662812/03/20080723Rush Personnel Services, Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m., on November 21, 2008, Employee #1 was working at a rice processing plant. Some coworkers were maintaining and cleaning a whitener. After completing the maintenance and cleaning, they "bumped" or "jogged" the machine and determined it was still not working correctly. Employee #1 was familiar with where the machine clogged. He removed a steel plate and was injured when he inserted his hand into the machine which had not completely stopped. He was hospitalized for an unspecified amputation.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, cleaning, lockout, clogged, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311866628 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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