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Accident: 95661.015 - Employee Punctures Arm While Cutting Pork Loins

Accident: 95661.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1233545.01505/17/2017Smithfield Foods - Denison
At 9:45 p.m. on May 8, 2017, an employee was handling and cutting pork loins usi ng a straight bladed knife. During work, the knife contacted the employee's uppe r left arm and severed the artery. The employee was hospitalized and received tr eatment for the puncture wound.
Keywords: arm, artery, blade, food preparation, knife, laceration, material handling, puncture, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1233545.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Butchers and meat cutters

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