According to a press release from OSHA, a bowling lane worker was strangled to death by his own hooded sweatshirt. His sweatshirt got caught in the pin setting machine asphyxiating the 53-year-old worker, husband, father and grandfather.
The pin setting machine did not have the machine guard in place. OSHA issued 8 safety violations related to the pin setting machines.
Northwest Lanes, according to OSHA, had no lockout/tagout program in place to prevent machines from starting while workers were still working on them.
Here’s the original OSHA press release.