Go to navigation Go to content
Phone: (215) 864-7168
Toll-free: (877) 944-8396

White and Williams LLP

Practice Areas

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)Procedures Are Critical in Avoiding Amputations and Crush Injuries|New Jersey Industrial Machinery Accident Lawyer


Blog Category:
7/16/2012
Daniel J. O'Brien
Comments (0)

We help many workers who get seriously injured while working on industrial machines.  The workers often suffer injuries such as:

  • crush injuries;
  • amputations;
  • degloving injuries; and even
  • death.

One type of situation we see is when workers are performing maintenance work or servicing a machine, the machine starts up and pulls the workers' body parts into the machine.  The reason that the machine started is because a lockout/tagout procedure to disable the machine's energy source during machine service and maintenance work did not exist.

If you regularly service or maintain machinery or equipment, below are some tips to reduce your risk of injury:

  • make sure there are lockout/tagout procedures;
  • attend all training related to lockout/tagout procedures;
  • before you service a machine, make sure all sources of hazardous energy are shut down. 

The existence of lockout/tagout standards is vital to your safety if you regularly service industrial machines. 

If you were injured while servicing a machine, you may be entitled to compensation if a LOTO standard was not in place.  Feel free to contact our experienced Pennsylvania and New Jersey industrial machinery accident lawyers for a free consultation at 877.944.8796.

Related FAQ:



Category: Construction and Industrial Accidents


1 Comments to "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)Procedures Are Critical in Avoiding Amputations and Crush Injuries|New Jersey Industrial Machinery Accident Lawyer"

LOTO procedures need to be followed with care. That's why we created our Lockout Tagout safety video, available here:

http://www.falckproductions.com/lockout-tagout-loto-control-of-hazardous-energy-safety-video-dvd/

It's perfect for training your entire team.
Posted by Falck Productions on July 19, 2012 at 06:16 PM

Post a comment

Post a Comment to "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)Procedures Are Critical in Avoiding Amputations and Crush Injuries|New Jersey Industrial Machinery Accident Lawyer"

To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."

Name:*

Email:* (will not be published)

Message:*

Notify me of follow-up comments via email.