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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning at Meyer's Sausage Company in Elgin, Texas

DATE: 12/10/18

An employee was cleaning the two grinders in the grinding room as part of the daily cleaning schedule. The employee was standing on top of stairs at the top of the grinders. The employee slipped and fell, catching his right arm in a grinder. As the employee was trying to right himself, the grinder was activated. The employee sustained multiple fractures to his right arm.

Report ID 20181212668  
Date 12/10/2018  
UPA 1407810  
Inspection 1368146  
Primary NAICS 311612  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 420 Arm(s), unspecified
Source 3713 Meat grinders
Event 6411 Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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