Iron production worker crushed in machinery.
NIOSH 1995 Aug; :1-4
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor