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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310087366 - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 310087366Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 06/19/2007

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
501 N. Elk Run Road
Waterloo, IA 50703
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2011/Meat Packing Plants
NAICS: 311611/Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering
Mailing: P.O. Box 2788, Waterloo, IA 50704

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/20/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/24/2008
Emphasis: N:Amputate

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200528081 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $63,000 $0 $0 $0 $63,000
Current Penalty $0 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $35,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 880004 10/22/2007 07/18/2008 $35,000 $63,000 $0 11/13/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200531796Event: 05/17/2007Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated In Machine
On May 17, 2007, Employee #1 was pulling an auger out of a grinder with a manual hoist. The hoist released and stopped causing the collar around the auger to slip and become unbalanced. He placed his hand on top to counter balance the auger which continued to tip up against the grinder pour out area. Employee #1's thumb was amputated.
Keywords: amputated, slip, caught by, thumb, hoist, caught between, auger, nip point
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310087366 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Hoist and winch operators

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