While attempting to clean an industrial machine, an operator got his hand stuck between two large rollers, significantly injuring his hand. Edison Engineering was called to investigate the incident and examine the relationship between the design of the machine, the behavior of the operator, and the safety practices of the employer. Significant issues included the role of lockout-tagout and the most effective means of eliminating the crushing hazard. Our analysis determined that while the operator did not follow proper safety protocol when cleaning the machine, the accident could have been prevented with proper machine safeguarding.


Product/Machine Design Analysis, Accident Reconstruction

  • Risk assessments and product design evaluation
  • Human factors analysis
  • Codes and standards compliance