Maintenance mechanic killed after being caught in a conveyor belt.
NIOSH 1995 Jun; :1-5
On February 16, 1995, an 18 year-old male maintenance mechanic was killed when he became caught in a conveyor belt at a recycling plant. The incident occurred when the victim was on a steel beam under a conveyor belt that moved materials to a separating machine. As he was cleaning material under the conveyor, the victim's hood apparently became caught, dragging him into a roller and suffocating him. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive safety program in the safe operation and maintenance of machinery. 2. Conveyor belts and other machines should be shut down, de-energized, and locked-out before performing maintenance. 3. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of all work activities with the participation of the workers.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Safety-programs; Machine-guarding; Maintenance-workers; Hazards
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health