Laborer dies after being caught between automatic back saw and a guardrail.
NIOSH 1995 Nov; :1-2
An 18-year-old male laborer (the victim) died of injuries at a pork processing facility when he was caught between an automatic back splitting saw and a guardrail. There were no witnesses to the incident and MN FACE investigators were denied permission to perform a site inspection. Due to the lack of adequate information sources, a detailed report of this incident and recommendations for the prevention of similar incidents could not be written. However, a brief summary of the incident using information obtained in a police report has been written.
Region-5; 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; Equipment-operators; Protective-equipment
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Minnesota Department of Health