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Iron production worker crushed in machinery.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 Aug; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027834
Abstract
A 24-year old iron production worker was killed when he was caught between a charge bucket and a metal chute which funneled material into the charge bucket. The victim had his body positioned between the charge bucket and the metal chute when the bucket automatically started raising and caught him between the upper lip of the bucket and the metal chute. He received massive body trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) Investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences employers should: 1. Install machine guarding around the charge bucket. 2. Develop, utilize and enforce a lockout/tagout program to protect employees from potentially hazardous energy. 3. Develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but is not limited to, training in all hazard recognition.
Keywords
Region-7; 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; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Machine-shop-workers; Training; Safety-programs
Publication Date
19950806
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-106683
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95NE012; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
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