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Accident: 99485.015 - Employee Is Resetting A Sewing Machine And Amputates Finger

Accident: 99485.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267777.01510/02/2017California Family Foods, Llc
On August 23, 2017, an employee had just finished a product run and was in the process of setting up the next job where the employee needed to add a part to the sewing machine. The employee had not locked the sewing machine and, while checking the belt tightness, a coworker hit the activation lever, causing the machine to cycle. The employee amputated his right index finger when the machine cycled itself. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: pulley, belt, lockout/tagout, amputation, caught by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1267777.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Packaging and filling machine operators

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