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Foreman crushed to death after being caught in a screw conveyor.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1994 Sep; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20026585
Abstract
On February 4, 1994, a 35 year-old male asphalt shingle recycling plant foreman was killed when he became ensnared in an industrial screw conveyor. The incident occurred when the victim climbed up onto the operating machine in order to clear a jam in the conveyors. The victim was apparently reaching into the machine when his clothing caught on the rotating screw conveyor, pulling him into the machine. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should develop, implement, and enforce an effective mechanical lock-out, tag-out program. 2. All machine access panels should be equipped with safety interlocks to prevent the machines from operating with the covers open. 3. Employers should develop and implement a comprehensive employee safety program that includes certification in the safe operation of machinery. 4. Employers should provide secure and easy access to the industrial machinery. 5. Employers should perform periodic safety inspections to ensure that safety interlocks and railings are in place and in good working order.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Region-4; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-programs; Equipment-design; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment
Publication Date
19940926
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-105964
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-94NJ009; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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