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54-year-old woman severely injured, nearly loses her hand after getting stuck in a coconut peeling machine in Chonburi


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A 54-year-old woman has lost all five fingers on her right hand after she became stuck in a coconut peeling machine in Mueang Chonburi yesterday, October 6th, 2021.

 

Emergency responders were notified of the incident at a coconut milk shop in Soi Yan Poe Thong, in the Makham Yeng sub-district on Wednesday afternoon, October 6th.

 

First response teams arrived at the shop to find Ms. Jantra Paodee, 54, whose right hand was stuck in an electric coconut peeling machine.

 

Full Story: https://thepattayanews.com/2021/10/07/54-year-old-woman-severely-injured-nearly-loses-her-hand-after-getting-stuck-in-a-coconut-peeling-machine-in-chonburi/

 

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From the linked article: 

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Her employer, whose name was withheld pending a further investigation of the accident by relevant agencies, told The Pattaya News team, “We always tell Ms. Jantra not to wear gloves when working with the machines because the machine can catch gloves and loose material and pull it within. She did not, however, listen and was wearing gloves when using the machinery, which got stuck within.”

 

Then she was provided with ill fitting loose gloves instead of decent gloves which would protect her hands and at the same time not presenting any risk of getting snagged from being loose. 

 

That said: Whatever safety measures an employer will put in place, workers will circumnavigate and take chances... thats just what workers do and its very difficult to educate and legislate against. 

 

However, I very much doubt factories such as this have the workers bests safety interests at heart... 

 

Safety first... after profit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

That said: Whatever safety measures an employer will put in place, workers will circumnavigate and take chances... thats just what workers do and its very difficult to educate and legislate against. 

Yes, if it is causing  slight inconvenience the limit switch will get defeated.... (not iust the workers, sometimes the  maintenance personnel), had a close relative badly injured like this in the UK. 

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Why is the machine not fitted with a loading mechanism that prevents the hands from having to come into close proximity with the cutting blades?

Gloves or no gloves is irrelevant, it means the hands are too close.

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