Worker dies from multiple injuries after fall into baling machine.
NIOSH 1993 Jul; :1-4
On January 15, 1993, a 25 year-old male printing company worker was killed when he fell into the hopper of a paper and cardboard baling machine and the machine was reactivated. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers must assess each job for potential hazards and train employees in methods of dealing with them. 2. Lockout/tagout procedures should be implemented for all employees who operate or maintain any type of industrial machinery. 3. To avoid the need to climb onto the equipment in the event of it jamming, a platform should be built next to the baler and conveyor belt. 4. A written procedure should be established that clearly describes safe methods to clear jams in the baler. 5. A systematic communication procedure by which employees are accounted for should be established.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Printing-industry; Training; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Equipment-operators; Equipment-design; Control-technology
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health