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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning at Butterball LLC in Jonesboro, Arkansas

DATE: 05/27/15

An employee removed a guard on the ST04 to clear a jam in the packaging film. After clearing the jam, the employee removed meat from the pockets to be rerun. The employee reached in the seal head area which had a sensor that triggered the lift to raise the form box to the seal head. The employee’s left hand was caught between the seal head and the form box. The employee sustained third degree burns to the top of their left hand and two broken fingers.

Report ID 2015053217  
Date 05/27/2015  
UPA 990091  
Inspection 1069200  
Primary NAICS 311615  
Nature 1833 Fractures and burns
Part of Body 448 Hand(s) and finger(s)
Source 3732 Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery
Event 6411 Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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