Print machine operator is strangled when his shirt is caught on a rotating knob.
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 09CA006, 2010 Feb; :1-6
A 38-year-old machine operator was strangled when his clothing caught on a rotating knob of a printing machine. The rotating knobs did not have any guarding or protective barriers around them to prevent inadvertent contact. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future incidents, employers with printing machines that have exposed moving parts should ensure that: 1.) Employees are protected from moving parts by using printing machines designed with engineered safety features and/or appropriate guards.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Equipment-operators; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Machine-guarding; Machine-operators; Protective-measures; Safety-education; Safety-engineering; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Engineering-controls; Control-technology
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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