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Court Summary - at a glance
- Install a guard to prevent access to the chain and the nip points.
- Implement a prestart warning system that will alert operators to the fact that the conveyor is about to commence operation and a potential danger existed in the form of an appropriately timed visual or audible warning given prior to the conveyor starting;
- Install an emergency stop button at the second permanent working station
While the victim was cleaning the machine he accidentally activated a foot pedal and his left hand was caught and trapped into the machine up to his wrist. The emergency stop was not easily accessible and he had to reach around with his right hand to push it and then had to reverse his hand out of the machine.
The victim’s left hand was crushed and lacerated. The victim suffers ongoing pain.