Here’s a reminder for maintenance and cleaning workers: It’s crucial that machines are locked and tagged out while they’re working on them.
An unidentified man was drawn into a sausage-making machine in Danvers, MA. Somehow, even though his head and shoulders were pulled in, he escaped injury.
The man was part of a cleaning crew at DiLuigi Sausage Co. He was cleaning inside a vacuum-type cylinder that draws marinade into the meat, according to police.
The machine was activated while the man was still cleaning inside it. He was taken to a hospital, but showed no signs of serious injuries.
OSHA is investigating.