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A Hispanic machine operator died when struck in the abdomen by a piece of acrylic being milled on a vertical milling machine.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2007 Aug; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20032897
Abstract
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.
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; Protective-measures; Training; Equipment-operators; Machine-operators; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation
Publication Date
20070830
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-105055
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-06CA005; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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