Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigUnionGuy, Feb 10, 2020.
Man dead in conveyor belt accident at UPS facility in KCMO
What a horrible way to go.
We've been having issue with our contracted mechanics at our building, not following certain procedures. Hope this is a wake-up call to slow down repairs. They are not a pit crew, the cardboard can wait.
Packages before people. Get with the program. Stockholders come first.
sad story. would like to know rest of story. we were pounded and pounded on conveyor safety procedures.
It was a contractor, not a UPSer.
yes I know. read the article.
contractors also have to know the safety procedures. a conveyor contractor probably knows them better than we do.
That 10 minutes of annual training we get every year makes us experts...
When something goes wrong with the belts, they call me.
You mean the training in which they provide all the answers to us?
I bet they call you..
Yeah. It usually goes something like “we have you on camera sabotaging the belt system! We are pressing charges, how many times are we going to have to do this with you?!” But I know what they really mean.
Most if us have been here long enough to know what needs to be done. The big problem is the part time turnover rate. Those guys and gals don't have a clue.
What does this incident have to do with part-timers?
“Nothing to see her boys n girls get back to work”!! Belt on!!!! Name witheld. SMH. I hope they step up and help take care of his family..... Poor guy
Probably didn’t lock out/tag out. Went to work on the belt, someone came along and didn’t know because it wasn’t properly locked out and threw the switch.
Absolutely. Lock out procedures were not followed.
The year I bid an inside job, I was lock out certified. And, every contractor that came in, had their own lock out certified workers.
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