No particulars whatsoever in the article.
Imagine being the traumatized part-timer who just pushed the button and inadvertently killed this guy and then being told to get back to work 10 minutes later.
I have had supervisors NOT follow conveyer securing. I secured a belt and a supervisor unsecured it. I shrugged it off once.
Although necessary to understand the general lack of safety compliance enforcement by the management in the Maintenance Department, I think it is only fair to the dead person to not pass judgement on specific accidents until we know the details of the accident in question.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.
I agree. I would like to know the rest of the story.sad story. would like to know rest of story. we were pounded and pounded on conveyor safety procedures.
It is my opinion based upon my experience that in my Local where subcontracting is not the rule but the exception UPS maintenance workers are far superior in their knowledge of UPS Safety Practices.yes I know. read the article.
contractors also have to know the safety procedures. a conveyor contractor probably knows them better than we do.
This is often time the conclusion that is true however this is an unfair assumption. There are many repairs or parts of repairs on conveyors that have to be done while the conveyors are not locked out and “live”.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.
Do you know the details of the incident to make this statement?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.
Getting particulars other than quick blurbs that IMO are meant to focus the blame on the worker are not easy to come by when conveyor accidents happen.No particulars whatsoever in the article.