This may happen

Many enterprises seem to accept the high risk generated by defeated protective equipment on machinery. It is a fact that, in many places, defeating of protective equipment is part of a company´s everyday life. Time and again, defeated protective equipment causes severe or even fatal accidents.

The following examples of accidents are taken from the yearbook “Prävention 2010” of the Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gastgewerbe.

  • Fatal accident involving a film bag applicator read more …
  • Fatal accident involving a cup filling and closing machine read more
  • Upper arm fracture on a dough dividing machine read more
  • Arm amputation on a coating drum read more

The movie “Black Friday” (watching here free of charge ) by the SUVA shows how an employee is defeating a protective device with the consent of his boss. It shows also how this day has changed the employees life and the life of his boss. (Only available in german, french or italian language)