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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 694505 Event: 06/25/1987Finger Cut By Electric Meat Slicing Machine
EMPLOYEE # 1 WAS SLICING CARROTS ON A HOBART MEAT SLICER, A MACHINE WHICH SHE WAS NOT AUTHORIZED OR TRAINED TO USE. NO ONE FROM MANAGEMENT WAS IN THE ACCIDENT AREA (THE SALAD DEPARTMENT) AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE EQUIPMENT WAS NOT DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO BE USED FOR SLICING VEGETABLES. EMPLOYEE # 1 WAS NOT USING THE TWO-HAND CONTROL DEVICE, NOR WAS SHE USING A PROTECTIVE GLOVE. EMPLOYEE # 1'S RIGHT HAND SLIPPED WHILE HOLDING CARROTS UP TO THE SLICER BLADE, CAUSING A CUT ON HER INDEX FINGER AND THE AMPUTATION OF HER MIDDLE FINGER. THE SEVERED SECTION (ABOUT 1 INCH LONG) WAS GRAFTED BACK INTO PLACE.
Keywords: amputated, ppe, finger, two-hand control, laceration, mech mat handling, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17377862 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Kitchen workers, food preparation

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