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Accident: 202532552 - Worker Sustains Arm Fractures While Cleaning Kettle

Accident: 202532552 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/02/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31719007201/22/20142843Select Staffing
At either 10:35 a.m. or p.m. on January 2, 2014, an employee was working as a sanitation worker at a poultry farm in Compton, CA. The employee had been sent by a temporary employment agency to work there. He had been employed by either the agency or the farm since December 26, 2013. At the time of the incident, the employee was cleaning Kettle Number 6. To perform this task, the employee was instructed by a coworker to hose down the exterior portion of the kettle. For an undetermined reason, the employee climbed up a step ladder and reached inside the kettle. He may have inadvertently activated the kettle, as his right arm was pulled into the kettle's moving agitator. He sustained multiple fractures in his right arm. He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries. The causal factor was that the employee placed his hand on an unguarded portion of the mixer while the machine was running. His direct supervisor, a second coworker, seemed not to have been involved. At approximately 1:15 p.m. on January 3, 2014, a representative from Select Staffing reported the accident to a Cal/OSHA district office.
Keywords: mixer blade, fracture, food preparation, pot, cleaning, ladder, mixer, caught by, lockout, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317190072 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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