A butcher died after getting his hand caught in a meat grinder.
NIOSH 2004 Aug; :1-4
A 62-year-old Hispanic male butcher died the day after he caught his right hand in a meat grinder. The victim was cleaning the grinder when he stuck his hand into the revolving worm gear through the feed bowl. The power source to the meat grinder was not disconnected prior to the cleaning process. The victim was an independent contractor who rented space in a store and used the store’s meat grinder. The owners of the store did not have any policy or program to ensure the safe use of the meat grinder. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers should: 1. Ensure users of meat grinders disconnect or lockout and tagout the power source before starting the cleaning process.
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; Grinding-equipment; Meat-handlers; Mechanical-cleaning; Machine-guarding; Machine-operators
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute