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Machine - From left to right labels include Interlocked slide gate (safety gate) - Loading/baling chamber - Ram (platen) - Control console - Loading/baling chamber door

Recycling facilities have a number of objects that are potential hazards that could crush workers, including forklifts, compacting and baling machines, hydraulic doors, and stacks or piles of materials. Many injuries and fatalities occurred when co-workers were unaware that another worker was in a baling machine, or when workers were attempting to clear a jam in a machine and the machine became energized.

Hazards