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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111890927 - Leprino Foods

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Modesto

Nr: 111890927Report ID: 0950624Open Date: 12/08/1992

Leprino Foods
2401 Mac Arthur Drive
Tracy, CA 95376
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2022/Natural, Processed, and Imitation Cheese

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/09/1992
Close Case:06/21/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 958769Event: 11/06/1992Employee'S Hand Injured By Blender Cutter Blades
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on November 6, 1992, Employee #1, of Leprino Foods, was working in the quality control lab, grinding control samples of cheese using an 8-speed Oster blender, quart size jar. Apparently, the jar was not secured to the threaded container base unit. As the blender was turned on, Employee #1 held the jar with her right hand on top. The blender rocked the jar back and forth to make slurry. The blender jar slipped off the gasketed blender base. Employee #1 attempted to grab the bottom of the jar and her left hand contacted the rotating blender cutter blades. She sustained multiple lacerations of the left hand with skin loss and possible laceration of both digital arteries and nerves. She was hospitalized.
Keywords: unsecured, mixer, slip, struck against, laceration, artery, blade, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111890927 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported

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