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Inspection: 310086681 - Hormel Foods Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 310086681Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 05/07/2007

Hormel Foods Corporation
209 S. Godfrey Lane
Knoxville, IA 50138
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2013/Sausages and Other Prepared Meat Products
NAICS: 311613/Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing
Mailing: 209 S. Godfrey Lane, Knoxville, IA 50138

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/04/2007
Close Case:01/25/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200527695 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $4,500 $0 $4,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19100147 C04 II 07/26/2007 09/12/2007 $1,000 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C06 I 07/26/2007 09/12/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Other 19100212 A01 07/26/2007 09/12/2007 $3,500 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200531630Event: 04/20/2007Employee Amputates Finger On Blade
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on April 20, 2007, Employee #1, a machine operator, was clearing out meat from the front of a prebrake extractor on a Rietz brand Model Number RE-24-K7E33, Serial Number RE760257, using his hand and not the shovel that was provided to him. Employee #1 turned off machine, reached in with his hand while the blade was still coasting, and the blade amputated half of his middle finger on his left hand. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but was later transferred to another hospital, where he had surgery on the finger. Four days prior to the amputation, Employee #1 had received oral reprimand for placing his hand into the machine at the same location.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, struck against, lockout, process safety, blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310086681 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Mixing and blending machine operators

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