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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119879872 - Kraft General Foods

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 119879872Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 04/20/1993

Kraft General Foods
6950 Artesia
Buena Park, CA 90620
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2022/Natural, Processed, and Imitation Cheese

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/13/1993
Close Case:08/26/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170714943Event: 02/08/1993Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught By Machine
On February 8, 1993, Employee #1 was having a problem operating a machine due to the noise it was making. The machine was rotating a 3 belt heat exchanger located in the marshmallow area. Employee #1 called the operations supervisor in the marshmallow area and advised him of the noise. The supervisor shut the machine down and removed the guard with Employee #1. The supervisor then started up the machine to see where the noise was coming from. While Employee #1 and the supervisor were standing by the equipment and discussing the machine, Employee #1 saw a piece of metal in the machine and, before the supervisor could stop him, reached into the machine with a pair of pliers. The pliers were caught up in the rotating part of the machine, and pulled the employee's right hand into the machine, causing multiple fractures and lacerations.
Keywords: fracture, rotating parts, work rules, caught by, lockout, laceration, heat exchanger, hand tool, hand, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119879872 Hospitalized injury Fracture Food batchmakers

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