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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314225392 - Conagra Foods, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 314225392Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 02/23/2010

Conagra Foods, Inc.
1023 S. 4th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2038/Frozen Specialties, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 311412/Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing
Mailing: 1023 S. 4th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/23/2010
Emphasis: L:Amputate, N:Amputate, S:AmputateClose Case:10/12/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200531770 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,700
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 II 03/08/2010 10/08/2010 $1,000 $1,700 $0 03/30/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200533313Event: 01/25/2010Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Cooker
At approximately 7:15 p.m. on January 25, 2010, Employee #1 was attempting to manually rotate shaft on a Hughes Cooker Number 5, Model Number 006-0114, Serial Number 81-2065, with a pair of channel locks. Employee #1's fingers were caught between channel locks and guard from machinery, causing a partial amputation of the left middle finger. Employee #1 had machinery locked out, while performing maintenance. When Employee #1 injured his finger, he immediately stepped away from the machine and Employee #1's supervisor called for a nurse. The nurse led Employee #1 to the nurse's station to perform an assessment on the employee's injury. It was then determined that the injury was beyond nurse's scope of practice, so she transported Employee #1 to the emergency room at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Employee #1 was released from the hospital the same night and returned to work the following day. Employee #1 then underwent a surgery on his left middle finger. A part of the bone of his left middle finger was removed and a skin was grafted.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, repair, finger, guard, mechanic, cooker, caught between, shaft
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314225392 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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