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Inspection: 312913817 - Foster Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 312913817Report 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:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/17/2010
Close Case:02/17/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201493152Event: 10/25/2009Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Sprocket And Chain
At approximately 10:25 a.m. on October 25, 2009, Employee #1, who was employed b y a poultry processing plant in Porterville, was performing his regular job duti es as a maintenance mechanic. Employee #1 was troubleshooting a noise coming fro m the drive chain of a mesh belt conveyor, as it was operating with the chain gu ard removed. He placed his tool bag near the assembly, walked over to engage the power control for the motor, and then came back to the sprocket and drive chain . As he came to the spot and was kneeling down to the chain, he stumbled over hi s tool bag. Employee #1 reached his right hand out towards the chain area, and t he sprocket caught his index fingertip. His fingertip was sheared off, as the sp rocket engaged the chain. Someone transported Employee #1 to Sierra View Distric t Hospital, where he was treated and released the same day. On November 5, 2009, Employee #1 had surgery to amputate his finger tip. Someone notified the DOSH F resno District Office about the incident on November 5, 2009.
Keywords: chain, amputated, finger, guard, mechanic, caught by, tripped, sprocket, nip point, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312913817 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Not specified mechanics and repairers

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