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Machine operator crushed in a paper-pulp storage tank.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health
Source
NIOSH 2000 May; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20026761
Abstract
On July 21, 1999, a 54-year-old machine operator at a paper manufacturing plant was found dead in a paper pulp storage tank. No one saw the incident. The victim was discovered missing from his workstation near the chest and was found when the tank was drained to investigate a seized belt. Apparently the victim fell into the tank through a small access hatch, possibly as he stepped over the hatch to take a shortcut to his work area. NJ FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of all work activities with the participation of the workers. 2. Employers should develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive employee safety program.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Work-practices; Training; Work-analysis; Work-operations; Worker-health; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-programs; Machine-operation; Machine-operators
Publication Date
20000531
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-100205
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-99NJ062; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-32
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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