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Erik Malund
08/26/05 12:53
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Mt Airy, Nc
USA


 
#100161 - simce nobody ventured a guess, here it i
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
For safety reasons, the press required two handles to be held for it to operate. An operator lost a finger and sued the manufacturer and won. Do you see the glitch? (no, not that, only one person close to the machine).
Simce nobody ventured a guess, here it is:
there was no check that the handle was released between operations. Thus it was possible to tie one handle down and operate the machine with one hand (and a finger in the machinery). DO NOTE, the manufacturer had to pay even though the safety was overridden by the operator.

Erik


List of 12 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
EU legislations      J Cena      08/24/05 07:37      
   What an how..      José Félix Díaz Ivorra      08/24/05 08:18      
   Saferty critical      Steve M. Taylor      08/24/05 09:43      
   Indutrial machinary      J Cena      08/24/05 09:55      
      BSI      Andy Neil      08/24/05 11:01      
      bag of worms      Steve M. Taylor      08/24/05 11:03      
         IEC 61508      Russell Bull      08/25/05 03:06      
            safety systems      Steve M. Taylor      08/25/05 06:14      
               I recall      Erik Malund      08/25/05 07:03      
                  simce nobody ventured a guess, here it i      Erik Malund      08/26/05 12:53      
                     Only in America?      Andy Neil      08/26/05 13:32      
                        Here ?      Steve M. Taylor      08/26/05 14:54      

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