Baker's arm caught in bread dough machine
A baker was working on the bread line when he noticed
that dough balls were sticking at the in-feed chute of the overhead
proofer. He removed a cover panel on the proofer without turning off
the power to the machine. He then reached through
the pinch point of the conveyor chain and the drive sprocket. His arm
was caught, resulting in broken bones and severe cuts.
Safe work practices:
- Do not remove guarding such as panels that protect workers from
moving parts while the machinery is in operation.
- Shut down and lock out moving parts before servicing
machinery or doing maintenance and repairs.
- Instruct workers in lockout and other safe work procedures for the tasks they perform.