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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201174844 Event: 05/12/2003Employees' Fingertip Amputated When Caught In Machine
At approximately 11:00a.m.on May 12, 2003 an employee working at Vitafreze Frozen Confections, located at 1221 66th St. Sacramento, CA, was seriously injured when his left ring finger was caught in the mould chain of a Popsicle making machine. The employee was resting his left hand on the edge of a mould guide while straightening the sticks on the forming product when his left ring finger was caught in a pinch point. The fingertip was amputated below the second knuckle.
Keywords: chain, amputated, finger, ring, guide, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120349717 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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