A machine operator died when crushed in an automatic feed system of a cardboard box waxing machine.
NIOSH 2003 Jul; :1-5
A Hispanic machine operator died after he entered the automatic feed system of a cardboard box waxing system and was crushed. The victim was the operator of the machine and was working the swing shift. The machine was equipped with electronic eye sensors that controlled movement of materials along a conveyor. The victim did not use the company's lockout/tagout procedure before entering the machine while it was running. The California FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should ensure that the lockout/tagout procedure is implemented whenever employees enter machine danger zones. In addition, manufacturer's should ensure machines are engineered to prevent employees from entering danger zones.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Machine-operators
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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