A Cook and his helper were preparing dough-ball for chapatti with dough divider machine. Towards the end of the operation, the cook found that some gluten was stuck inside the hopper and pushed it down with his bare hand. Two of the cooks fingers slipped into the rotating screw shaft; amputating his right hand thumb and index fingers.
Learnings from Incident
- Always keep the moving parts of a machine properly guarded.
- Always ensure safety guards are installed with interlock system
- Always use the right tool for operations.