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Machine operator in a plastic recycling facility dies after being caught in a bale breaker machine.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2009 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20036898
Abstract
A machine operator died after being caught in the blades of a plastic bottle bale breaker. The victim was attempting to kick plastic bottles into the blades of the bale breaker when his leg caught on the rotating blades of the bale breaker. There were no safety interlocks or protective guarding to prevent workers from entering the conveyor area while the machine was running. 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.) Collaborate with bale breaker manufacturers on the design and installation of safety features to keep employees away from moving parts.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-operations; Work-performance; Work-practices
Publication Date
20090402
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-110608
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-08CA007; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-42
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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