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Worker’s Fingers Amputated at Ramar Foods

This is a summary of an investigation conducted by the United States Department of Labor. Details:

Company investigated: Ramar International Corporation (Ramar Foods)
Union Status: Non-Union
539 Garcia Avenue, Suite E
Pittsburg, CA 94565
SIC: 2011/Meat Packing Plants
NAICS: 311611/Animal Slaughtering
Mailing Address: 1101 Railroad Lane, Pittsburg, CA 94565

Accident Investigation Summary:

Employee’s Fingers Are Amputated By Meat Cutter

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 16, 2009, Employee #1 was cutting frozen meat with a band saw blade meat cutter. The frozen meat slipped from the blade. Employee #1 did not turn off the machine when he was repositioning the meat. His left pinky finger and ring finger were amputated when they struck the moving blade. He was treated at the Sutter Delta Hospital and hospitalized at California Pacific Hospital, to have the amputated fingers reattached.

Initial Penalty $4,385 $5,810 $10,195
Current Penalty $2,250 $375 $2,625

Summary Nr: 202507083
Inspection: 311073308

Ramar International Corporation (Ramar Foods)

Degree: Hospitalized Injury
Nature: Amputation

Keywords: meat, ramar foods, amputated, amputation, food preparation, bandsaw, finger, meat slicing machine, unguarded, meats, no safety, unsafe, butchers, meat slicers, meat cutters

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