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Injuries related to conveyors are common, costly, and often severe. Thirty-five percent of the work-related injuries that occurred in the manufacturing sector in the five-year period from 2008 to 2012 were related to conveyors.
In total, $218 million was spent on such claims. Approximately one in four injuries that were directly associated with conveyors resulted in amputation or fracture.
These statistics demonstrate how important it is to implement safeguards and lockout procedures.
From 2010 to 2013 YTD, the industry has experienced 29 fatalities as shown in the following graph.
So far in 2013, the industry has experienced an unusually high number of fatal injuries. Here is a summary of the 6 direct harvesting related fatalities that have occurred to date as reported on WorkSafeBC’s incident summary website.