Conveyor accident at UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigUnionGuy, Feb 10, 2020.


    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    No particulars whatsoever in the article.
  2. As soon as the man was cleared from the moving parts, I'm sure the belt was restarted and business continued as usual. This company doesn't miss a beat.
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • Beer Beer x 1
    • List
  3. Whither

    Whither Scofflaw

    Whoa. My neck of the woods. Apparently it's a Mail Innovations building, had no idea about it.

    The article has since been updated to say the man was a "contractor" and was rushed to the nearby hospital. Firefighters performed CPR on him en route. Bet we won't hear about it in PCM tmrw.
  4. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    Somebody is getting fired and reassigned on this one.
  5. Whither

    Whither Scofflaw

  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    probably very true.
  7. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    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.
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List
  8. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    ... you spelled SUPERVISOR wrong.

    • Agree Agree x 9
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  9. Package Stick

    Package Stick "Send it."

    I have had supervisors NOT follow conveyer securing. I secured a belt and a supervisor unsecured it. I shrugged it off once.

    I yell at everyone that is stupid around these belts, I have been sucked in (was being stupid!), it's not a pleasant feeling.
  10. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

  11. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Do you know the details of the accident ?
  12. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    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 know from experience that UPS has a blame the worker mentality when dealing with conveyor accidents yet never really are forthcoming with the actual details of what actually happened. (They never explained what actually happened to our deceased coworker Andy in the Lexington Kentucky conveyor fatality.)

    We should always give the injured or killed brother the benefit of the doubt until we know for sure what exactly happened .
  13. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I agree. I would like to know the rest of the story.

    Training in word but not in deed.

    I witnessed countless unsafe conveyor practices in my years. I have also witnessed Maintenance Management observe some of them and take no action.
  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    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.

    Unfortunately I have observed a wide disparity in safety compliance among the maintenance mechanics.

    I have also observed very little management enforcement until something bad has already happened.
  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Just like Disney, hose it down and start er' up!
  16. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    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”.

    The are called “live conveyor repairs” and they have specific very detailed methods and there is inherent dangers in these types of repairs and there is also a pattern of noncompliance and misapplication of some of the “live conveyor repair” methods.

    That is why IMHO knowing exactly what happened is important to the dignity of the injured or deceased and to the truth behind the specific incident.
  17. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Do you know the details of the incident to make this statement?

    Maybe it was a live conveyor repair that went wrong? I don’t know.

    Please share any details you may have to shed truth on this sad incident.
  18. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Very sad incident.
  19. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    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.

    In the past I have been significantly discouraged by management from seeking too much detail when trying to find out what exactly took place that resulted in conveyor accidents.
  20. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Very sad.