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A machine operator died when crushed in a plastic injection molding machine.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2003 Nov; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
20027331
Abstract
A 48-year-old Hispanic male machine operator died when he was crushed inside a plastic injection molding machine. Evidence suggests the victim was attempting to adjust or repair the machine or one of its components when the incident occurred. Company policy was for machine operators to contact a shift supervisor whenever repair was needed on a machine. The company’s lockout/tagout procedure was not used when this incident occurred. 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 employees stay within their assigned scope of work. 2. Ensure machine operators follow company policy and implement the lockout/tagout procedure when applicable.
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; Protective-equipment; Machine-guarding; Machine-operators; Maintenance-workers
Publication Date
20031108
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-111111
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-03CA006; 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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