When it’s time to clean or perform maintenance on machinery, are your workers sure they know the proper lockout/tagout procedures to prevent serious injury? How about your newest workers?
A Kroger grocery store employee is recovering after getting her hand caught in a meat grinder as she cleaned it.
The incident happened at the chain’s store in Wabash, IN.
A Kroger spokesman told WANE-TV that the pharmacist who was on duty and an off-duty EMT who was shopping were able to give the employee immediate care until paramedics arrived.
The injured woman was flown to a nearby hospital for emergency care.
A hospital spokesman says the woman is in fair condition.
Kroger said the employee was relatively new to the company and had completed the training program on the equipment in the meat department.