Hazard Alert
Industry: Food product
Age: 45 years
Experience: 2 years
Area: B.C. Interior
Pasta machine catches sleeve, breaks hand

The owner of a pasta company was placing ingredients in a pasta machine. As she reached into the hopper, the sleeve of her blouse became entangled with the rotating mixing arm. As the mixing arm continued to rotate, her hand was broken.

Safe work practices:
  • Do not wear loose clothing when working on or around machinery.
  • Keep hands away from moving parts when adding ingredients.
  • If you must reach inside the equipment to service machinery, first shut down and lock out moving parts.
Worker's Compensation Board