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Assignment 2.
Worth 10%
Worker killed by Mixing machine
1. An employee was assigned the task of cleaning the inside of a sand mixer. The task
was conducted during a break in the production cycle, caused by routine maintenance
work. He did this without anyone else's knowledge. While he was engaged in this, out
of sight and hearing of the others, an electrician started the machine, killing the man
inside. This plant had a written lockout procedure, training had been given, and all
affected employees (including the deceased), were issued keys and locks.
Answer the questions in complete sentences
1. Do you believe there are multiple causes?
Ans Yes there are multiple causes involved in this incident.
2. What caused the death of the worker?
Ans-
The employee did not follow the lockout and tagout procedure.
The employee has not informed anyone about his task of cleaning the inside sand mixer.
The electrician started the machine without checking.
3. Are multiple safety violations involved?
Ans- yes there are multiple safety violations involved.
4. What could upper management have done?
Ans -
The upper management has to ensure that every employee follows the safety guidelines
and policy.
The upper management should notify or give notice to every employee regarding routine
maintenance work.
5. What could the supervisor have done?
Ans
The supervisor has to take every precaution to protect workers.
The supervisor has to give advice to every worker regarding the existence of any actual or
potential danger to the health.
The supervisor has to ensure that a worker works with the protective devices, measures,
and procedures required by the occupational health and safety act and it's regulation.

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OHS 3073 Assignment Assignment 2. Worth 10% Worker killed by Mixing machine 1. An employee was assigned the task of cleaning the inside of a sand mixer. The task was conducted during a break in the production cycle, caused by routine maintenance work. He did this without anyone else's knowledge. While he was engaged in this, out of sight and hearing of the others, an electrician started the machine, killing the man inside. This plant had a written lockout procedure, training had been given, and all affected employees (including the deceased), were issued keys and locks. Answer the questions in complete sentences 1. Do you believe there are multiple causes? ➢ Ans – Yes there are multiple causes involved in this incident. 2. What caused the death of the worker? • • • ➢ AnsThe employee did not follow the lockout and tagout procedure. The employee has not informed anyone about ...
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