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Accident: 93626.015 - Employee Amputates Arm Cleaning Dough Chunker Machine

Accident: 93626.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 03/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1214803.01503/03/2017Treehouse Foods, Inc.
At 2:30 a.m. on March 2, 2017, Employee #1, a sanitary crew worker employed by a food processing company, was performing machine maintenance. He was cleaning out a pie line dough chunker machine when he placed his left arm into the machine to remove a remnant of dough. Employee #1's body tripped the photo eye that activated the Teflon blade. The blade amputated the employee's left arm below the shoulder.
Keywords: caught in, arm, blade, food preparation, maintenance, amputation, machine guarding, cleaning, automatic restart
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1214803.015 70 M Hospitalized injury Amputation

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