February 15, 2016 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: A Fatality Can Happen Anyplace


The New York Daily News reported that a bakery worker at Ream’s Market was killed.

The article mentions that her clothes caught on the mixer and the woman was “sucked in.”

What can you learn from this accident?

Fatalities can happen anywhere.

What can you do to prevent fatalities?

First, know your hazards.

This industrial mixer had the potential to kill.

What were the safeguards to keep employees from getting cloths caught and then be sucked into the mixer?

Being careful just wasn’t enough.

Have you performed a detailed analysis of your facility’s hazards, safeguards, and targets?

Learn your lesson and get started before a fatality happens!

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