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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312437874 - Vallarta Supermarket

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 312437874Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 07/26/2010

Vallarta Supermarket
13820 Foothill Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5411/Grocery Stores
NAICS: 445110/Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores
Mailing: 12881 Bradley Ave., Sylmar, CA 91342

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/14/2010
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/28/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202469425Event: 07/12/2010Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Band Saw
At approximately 7:23 p.m. on July 12, 2010, an employee was cutting beef ribs on the Hobart meat cutting saw, Model Number 6801. When the employee placed the meat on the cutting table, he began to push the meat to cut towards the blade of the meat saw and the meat slipped to his left. The employee's left hand fingers were cut by the blade when the meat slipped to the left. The employee immediately saw that his fingers were cut and notified his supervisor. The supervisor provided first aid and then sent the employee to US Healthworks. The employee was diagnosed with amputation of left fourth digit and fifth finger partial avulsion. The employee had surgery and was not hospitalized. The blade was at the proper height when the cut was made and there was no witness to the accident.
Keywords: amputated, bandsaw, finger, degloved, meat slicing machine, slip, caught by, blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312437874 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Butchers and meat cutters

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