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Unsupported Work Kills.....*pdf Link*

Discussion in 'SAFETY ISSUES & EQUIPMENT' started by great white, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. great white

    great white Active User Active Member

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    http://www.lni.wa.gov/safety/research/face/files/lathestruckbybar.pdf

    Coles notes:

    worker was cutting round stock on a CNC lathe
    About 3 feet out the back of the spindle unsupported
    Work piece bent about 80 degrees
    Worker didn't turn off machine when he heard the noise
    Worker went back to see what noise was
    Bent stock strikes worker in the head, torso and extremities

    End result: 27 year old man dies, with so much life still ahead of him


    My take away: Support your work properly and shut the bloody thing off immediately if ANYTHING doesn't seem right. I may seem a little paranoid, but this is one of the reasons why I plan to have a couple emergency stop buttons on my lathe. I'm not scared of it, but I sure as heck have a healthy respect for it.

    Machinery has no mercy and takes no prisoners...
     
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    w9jbc United States Active User Active Member

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    yes indeed I've heard that clanging myself in years past, when someone forgot to secure a reel tube properly
     

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