Many types of machinery accidents can occur on a job site, including:

  1. Caught-in or caught-between accidents occur when a worker gets caught between two pieces of machinery or between a piece of machinery and a stationary object, such as a wall or post.
  2. Struck-by accidents occur when a worker is struck by a moving piece of machinery or by a flying object that has been ejected from the machinery.
  3. Equipment malfunctions: Machinery can malfunction due to improper maintenance, design flaws, or manufacturing defects, which can cause serious accidents and injuries.
  4. Electrical accidents: Electrical machinery and equipment can pose a risk of electrocution, especially if they are not properly grounded or maintained.
  5. Overturning accidents: Heavy machineries, such as cranes and forklifts, can tip over and cause serious injuries or fatalities.
  6. Entrapment accidents: Workers can become trapped in machinery if proper safety guards and locks are not in place, which can cause serious injuries or even death.
  7. Fires and explosions: Machinery that runs on fuel or electricity can pose a risk of fire or explosion if not properly maintained or operated.
  8. Falling object accidents: Workers can be injured by falling objects being moved or lifted by machineries, such as cranes or hoists.

Employers need to provide proper training, safety equipment, and machinery maintenance to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries on the job site. Additionally, workers should always follow safety protocols and procedures when operating or working near machinery to help prevent accidents.