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Female machine operator killed when working on a punch press.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1999 Apr; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20028303
Abstract
A 43-year-old female machine operator died while operating a punch press on June 25, 1998. When the punch press operates, small sections of the metal sheet, called knockout, slugs, or scrap, drop below the press and accumulated on the die bed directly below the die. During one cycle, the press struck a pile of slugs ejecting them towards the operator. Many of the slugs struck the victim in the neck, while other pieces were scattered on the floor. The victim was transported to a local hospital and died in the emergency room. Recommendations based on our investigation are as follows: 1. Ensure that machines are guarded as specified in 29CFR 1910. 2. Designate a competent person to conduct frequent and regular site safety inspections. 3. Develop, implement, and enforce a written safety program. The safety program should include task specific safety procedures and employee training in hazard identification, avoidance, and control.
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-shop-workers; Safety-personnel; Safety-programs; Women
Publication Date
19990420
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2009-106291
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-98IA074; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-708674
SIC Code
NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IA
Performing Organization
Iowa Department of Public Health
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