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Accident: 202634424 - Employee'S Hand Is Injured When Caught In Machine

Accident: 202634424 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/26/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351367308/16/20112051Cajoleben Inc Dba Galasso'S Bakery
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on July 26, 2011, Employee #1, a bread packaging foreman, was operating a Stewart/Alto bread slicer machine (Model Number 460) in the packing department. A pillow bread piece (10 in. long, 7 in. wide, and 1.75 in high) became jammed under the grouper gate, located next to a slicer unit that consisted of two horizontal pressure conveyors with an opening of 2 to 2.25 in. As the cut piece of the bread was freed from the gate and moved into the opening, Employee #1 tried to grab it. Her left hand and lower arm were pulled into the slicer unit. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Riverside Community Hospital for an amputation of her little finger and hand lacerations. The cause of the incident was lack of a guard at the point of operation.
Keywords: amputated, finger, caught by, food packaging mach, jammed, laceration, point of operation, arm, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313513673 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, production occupations

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