Alert 12 – 18 Loose Machine Guarding Results in Minor Injury
While working in the shaker house, an employee stepped onto a grating that was covering an auger. The grating gave way and fell onto the auger, which was rotating at the time of the incident. The employee’s foot did not make contact with the auger and the emergency stop was immediately activated. The employee sustained a slight bruising to his heel. This incident had the potential for serious injury had the person’s foot come in contact with the auger.