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A bowling facility worker died when he was caught in a pinsetter machine.

Authors
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 01OK10/13/01, 2002 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027784
Abstract
A 17-year old bowling facility worker died from injuries received on October 13, 2001, when he was caught in a pinsetter machine. Although he was employed by the bowling facility, he was not working at the time of the incident, but was bowling with friends. Oklahoma Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OKFACE) investigators concluded that to prevent similar occurrences among employees who are working or recreationally bowling, employers should: 1. Ensure adequate protection of workers from the hazards associated with moving machinery by the installation of guards and guarding devices. 2. Ensure that unauthorized persons do not have access to the machine room. 3. Establish an adequate safety training program, including written policies and procedures and performance review. 4. Ensure that warning signs are posted in hazardous areas so as to adequately communicate the hazards to employees. 5. Develop and implement a hazardous energy control (lockout) program.
Keywords
Region-6; 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; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Warning-signs
Publication Date
20020413
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-110733
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-01OK10/13/01; Cooperative-Agreement-No-U60-CCU-613938
SIC Code
NAICS-71
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OK; WV
Performing Organization
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division