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Maintenance mechanic crushed in machinery.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1996 Oct; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20027856
Abstract
A 44-year-old maintenance mechanic died as a result of injuries sustained when he was crushed in an angle iron processing machine. He had been performing maintenance on the machine and was tightening some bolts when the incident occurred. He was lying on a concrete floor between the main body of the machine and a moving carriage while tightening the bolts. The moving carriage crushed him between the main body of the machine and the carriage. The machine was not locked/tagged out prior to the task being performed at the time of the incident. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Employers and employees must ensure that lockout/tagout procedures are followed at all times. 2. Employers must ensure all machines have adequate machine guards installed. 3. Employers should consider installing sensors (light, pressure, motion or floor) on automated machinery with the potential for causing serious injury or death. 4. Employers should consider implementing a spot inspection program to ensure all employees are complying with safety requirements and enforce consequences for noncompliance.
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; Maintenance-workers
Publication Date
19961021
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-102028
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-96NE035; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
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