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Two workers have suffered fractures and lacerations to their wrists and arms while using emery tape on metal working lathes.
In both incidents, the workers were drawn into the revolving work piece, causing them to become entangled.
Information on guarding (Code of practice Safeguarding of machinery and plant 2009). Further information regarding plant and machinery operated in your workplace can be obtained form the manufacturers operating manuals.
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