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Laundry worker killed when struck by ejected ring of a commercial laundry extractor.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 94NJ150, 1995 Jul; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026600
Abstract
On December 13, 1994, a 40 year-old male laborer died when he was struck by the ejected ring of a commercial laundry centrifugal extractor as he waited for the machine to finish spinning. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Institute a regularly scheduled machine maintenance program; 2. Replace machines when essential parts are no longer available.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Machine-operation; Machine-operators
Publication Date
19950717
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-105968
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-94NJ150; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-81
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ; WV
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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