A Hispanic machine operator died when struck in the abdomen by a piece of acrylic being milled on a vertical milling machine.
NIOSH 2007 Aug; :1-7
A 52-year-old Hispanic machine operator died when he was struck in the abdomen by a piece of acrylic being milled on a vertical milling machine that had no protective guarding. The milling machine was set at a speed that was higher than recommended by the manufacturer for cutting acrylic. When the cutting dies of the milling machine began to cut the acrylic, the piece shattered. 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 check and set the correct machine speed, as specified by the manufacturer, on the milling machine before starting the milling process. 2. Ensure machines with moving parts are adequately guarded.
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; Protective-measures; Training; Equipment-operators; Machine-operators; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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