Pug mill operator killed after entanglement.
NIOSH 1997 Aug; :1-5
On November 19, 1996, a 25-year-old female pug mill operator at a brick manufacturing plant was killed after her clothing became caught in a rotating shaft. She was strangled as the rotating shaft tightened her clothing around her neck, restricting her airway. In order to prevent similar incidents from occurring, FACE investigators recommend: 1. machines with rotating parts should have guards to prevent worker contact; 2. employers should designate a competent person to conduct regular safety inspections and coordinate routine safety and injury prevention meetings; 3. employers should provide a kill switch (panic bar) within reach of the pug mill that stops the rotation and allows free movement of the shaft; 4. employers should install a hand rail around the platform where pug mill operators stand; 5. employers should instruct employees not to wear loose-fitting clothes near moving parts.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Region-4; Brick-kilns; Safety-clothing; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-programs; Work-areas; Work-clothing; Work-environment; Work-practices; Machine-operators; Machine-guarding; Equipment-operators; Equipment-design
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Kentucky Department of Health Services