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An apprentice mechanic died when crushed in a machine that stacks wooden pallets.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2003 Oct; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20027328
Abstract
A 44 year-old Hispanic male apprentice mechanic died when crushed by the hydraulic mechanism of a machine that stacks wooden pallets. At the time of the incident, the victim had the door open that guards the movable hydraulic mechanism and was adjusting the settings on the pallet stacker. The lockout/tagout procedure was not being used by the victim when the incident occurred. The victim had not completed his safety training. The CA/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 maintenance or repairs are being performed on pallet stacking machines. 2. Ensure apprentice mechanics are trained on machine operation and safety prior to hands-on work.
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; Training; Mechanics; Machine-guarding; Machine-operators
Publication Date
20031023
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-111110
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-03CA003; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-49
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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