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A machine operator died when crushed in an automatic feed system of a cardboard box waxing machine.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2003 Jul; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20027326
Abstract
A Hispanic machine operator died after he entered the automatic feed system of a cardboard box waxing system and was crushed. The victim was the operator of the machine and was working the swing shift. The machine was equipped with electronic eye sensors that controlled movement of materials along a conveyor. The victim did not use the company’s lockout/tagout procedure before entering the machine while it was running. The California FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 1. Ensure that the lockout/tagout procedure is implemented whenever employees enter machine danger zones. In addition, manufacturer’s should: 2. Ensure machines are engineered to prevent employees from entering danger zones.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Machine-operators
Publication Date
20030727
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-111108
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-03CA001; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-32
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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