Safety Alert: Finger caught in alternator pulley

May 3, 2018 Tara

An operator was checking for exhaust leaks in a truck when his finger was caught in the alternator pulley. The worker required several stiches to the finger and time off work.

Entanglement is one of the four fatal hazards that kill 80% of workers in the mining and quarrying sector, and in fact in workplaces generally throughout the world. Conveyor idlers, drive belt,
conveyor drums and other nip points give rise to serious entanglement risks.

Many entanglement incidents and serious accidents occur in situations where workers, and
others, fail to identify hazards around moving parts and nip points, are rushing to get a job
done, and/or have not been adequately trained in safe work procedures.

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