Machine operator crushed while servicing a die cutting machine.
NIOSH 1998 Oct; :1-9
On February 7, 1998, a 29-year-old machine operator at a cardboard box factory was killed when he was crushed by a die cutting machine. The incident occurred when the victim noticed that the machine was not cutting the cardboard correctly. Climbing under the machine, the victim found a loose gear and apparently pressed a control button to jog the machine forward. His head was caught between the large moving die cutting table and a stationary machine part. NJ FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should develop, implement, and enforce an effective lock-out/tag-out program. 2. Employees should be trained to safely operate and maintain machinery. 3. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of all work activities with the participation of the workers. 4. Employers should be aware of educational and training resources for health and safety information.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Work-practices; Training; Work-analysis; Work-operations; Worker-health; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-programs
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health