Bowling Lane Worker Strangled by Pin Setting Machine


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.

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