A Foreman Dies When He is Crushed in a Hay Baling Machine
California Case Report: 16CA002
A foreman was crushed in a hay baling machine while he was clearing debris out of the machine. The foreman went through a gate with sensors that were designed to shut the machine off while he entered the area that moves the compacted bales. While the foreman was clearing the debris, he was crushed between moving parts of the machine. Testing on the gate sensors after the incident showed that they were working properly. The employer did not have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), and there was no lockout/tagout system in place at the time of the incident.