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Accident: 509752 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Wrapping Cutter

Accident: 509752 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 04/19/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10724390904/19/19952013S.S.I. Foods, Inc.
Employee #1 was removing wrapped trays from a conveyor after the trays were automatically over wrapped. After the trays were wrapped, a set of mechanical jaws cut the wrapping. The point of operation hazard was guarded with a hinged cover that was manufactured with an interlock. The interlock was defective, allowing the machine to operate with the guard raised, exposing the point of operation. The production line always operated with the guard up. Employee #1 accidentally reached too far when removing the trays and her left middle finger was pinched off between the jaws.
Keywords: amputated, inadequate maint, finger, work rules, interlock, point of operation, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107243909 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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