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Rewinder operator's assistant crushed in paper rewinder machine - Maryland.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026155
Abstract
A 19-year-old rewinder operator's assistant (the victim) died from multiple injuries when he was crushed in a paper rewinder machine. The victim and a co-worker (the rewinder operator) were standing on the eject table of the machine taping rolls of paper while the machine was operating. The victim lost his footing and was pulled into the machinery feet first. As his body passed between two steel drive rollers and the paper rolls he was crushed by the paper product and machinery components weighing in excess of 7000 pounds. His body was discharged into the interior of the machine. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Maryland FACE investigator suggests that to prevent similar occurrences: 1. Employers should install guarding on all machinery to prevent employees from coming in contact with rotating parts. 2. Employers should develop, implement, and enforce written safe work procedures that separate the employee from exposure to hazards that could result in injury or death. 3. Operations that must be performed near moving machinery should be automated or designed to eliminate the risk of employee injury.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Printers; Printing-industry; Traumatic-injuries; Region-3; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Machine-guarding
Publication Date
19950421
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-107278
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-94MD057; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-309872
SIC Code
NAICS-32
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MD
Performing Organization
Maryland Division of Labor and Industry
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