Laundry worker killed when struck by ejected ring of a commercial laundry extractor.
NIOSH 1995 Jul; :1-4
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health