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Inspection: 316669993 - Safeway Inc Dba Vons #3135

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 316669993Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 05/24/2013

Safeway Inc Dba Vons #3135
2725 Agoura Rd
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5411/Grocery Stores
NAICS: 445110/Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores
Mailing: 618 Michillinda Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/05/2013
Close Case:09/06/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202657680Event: 04/16/2013Employee Punctures Arm With Meat Cutting Knife
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on April 16, 2013, an incident occurred where Employee #1, a journeyman meat cutter, suffered an acute laceration to the left forearm while he was in the process of slicing a boneless rib eye roast. Employee #1 was using a slicing blade to make the cuts to a rib eye roast. Employee #1's left arm came around and got in the way of the point of the blade as he turned, and looked over to his right side to look at the other items that he was going to be cutting next. Employee #1's arm was punctured by the tip of the blade, and he suffered a severed artery and vein, and a partially severed tendon. Employee #1 was taken to a local area hospital for treatment, and surgery.
Keywords: tendon, forearm, health care facility, laceration, arm, artery, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316669993 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Butchers and meat cutters

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