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A machine operator died when he was caught between a conveyor belt and tension roller underneath an industrial machine.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2005 Jul; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20028606
Abstract
A 35-year-old Hispanic machine operator died when he was caught between a tension roller and conveyor belt at work. The victim was attempting to remove some cardboard from the bottom of a conveyor belt when he got caught in the tension roller. The company's lockout/tagout procedure was not in use at the time of the incident, and there was no guarding to protect employees from the moving parts of the machine. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), should: 1. Ensure employees follow lockout/tagout procedures when servicing a machine. 2. Ensure employees do not place any part of their bodies into areas where they might become entangled with machinery when it is running. 3. Ensure all machines are properly guarded to protect employees from moving parts.
Keywords
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; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation
Publication Date
20050713
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-100867
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-04CA011; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-32
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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