Inspection: 312913809 - Foster Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno
Nr: 312913809Report ID:0950625Open Date: 01/26/2010
Foster Farms
770 N Plano Rd
Porterville, CA 93257
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2015/Poultry Slaughtering and Processing
NAICS: 311615/Poultry Processing
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:01/26/2010
Close Case:02/16/2010
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201493129Event: 09/25/2009Employee Amputates Thumb In Centrifugal Pump
At approximately 4:45 a.m. on September 25, 2009, an employee was sanitizing a two horsepower centrifugal pump. As the pump was operating, the employee disconnected the 2 inch diameter stainless steel inlet coupling from the supply pipeline. The coupling was about a half inch away from the impeller. As the inside rubber gasket of the coupling became drawn into the pump cavity, the employee attempted to retrieve it with his right thumb. His thumb tip became engaged with the pump impellers and was amputated. The employee was taken to RK Davies in San Francisco for further treatment. The employee was hospitalized and treated for thumb amputation.
Keywords: thumb, amputated, impaled, caught by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312913809 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec