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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Sonja Ebner (2014): Analyse von Arbeitsunfällen mit Trennschleifmaschinen.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landtechnik, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 87. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The frequency, the cause of accident and the circumstances of accidents with angle grinders don’t appear in the national statistic of work accidents. The aim of this thesis was to find out where and why accidents with angle grinders happened in the agricultural sector and what measures are necessary to reduce the number of these accidents. Firstly, accident reports which were provided by the Social Insurance Institution of Farmers (SCC) were analyzed and evaluated. Overall, 96 accident reports were analyzed. Users and producers of angle grinders were interviewed and the used and new machines were evaluated related to legal guidelines. The selected accident scenarios of the 11 interviews with incidental victims were metal fragments, slipping with the machine and jamming of the cutting disc. Based on the results improvements and prevention proposals for cutting machines were derived. Most of the accidents occurred in farm buildings, followed by the outer courtyard. The main activity carried out during accidents was repair work. Other activities were grinding work, cutting work and to a minor extent claw care. To be hit by the machine occurred most of the times, followed by a hit of an object and the collision with the machine. The main causes of accidents were human related and minor machine related. The most common causes were metal fragments, slipping with the machine and the jamming of the cutting disc. The most common types of injury were wounds followed by eye injuries and tendon injuries. The upper extremities were mainly affected. The deficits in the work safety during an accident included inappropriate operation, technology and clothing and failure to wear personal protective equipment. Most of the injuries were multiple injuries, followed by eye injuries. Both, new machines and in use ones had safety deficiencies related to ÖNORM 60745 and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, like missing of the recovery protection and immediate braking stop. The improvement of the work safety is in the interest of the user and the manufacturer, but usually associated with high costs which negatively affect an implementation.

Beurteilende(r): Quendler Elisabeth
1.Mitwirkender: Kogler Robert

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