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Accident: 202546727 - Meat Cutter Amputates Fingers While Cleaning Meat Grinder

Accident: 202546727 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/17/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486742502/18/20142011K&M Meat Co Dba K&M Food Service
On January 17, 2014, Employee #1, a 33-year-old male with K&M Meat Co Dba K&M Food Service, was taking the worm of a "Butcher Boy Grinder Number: 2" apart so the Sanitation crew could clean it. However, the blade amputated the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers on his left hand. There were other coworkers in the area working but none witnessed the incident. The employer was a meat processing plant. The root cause of the incident was a failure to de energize the machine prior to cleaning. Employee #1 was a permanent full time worker.
Keywords: amputated, food preparation, dismantling, finger, cleaning, laceration, blade, meat grinder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314867425 Hospitalized injury Amputation Hand packers and packagers

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