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  • Another pinsetter/pinspotter death

    Doesn't say what kind of machines they were (but note they used a stock pic of a GSX). This is why they have LOTO.

    https://www.9news.com/article/news/l...&ICID=ref_fark
    Ector Rodriguez, owner of the Florence Bowling Alley, was killed Sunday after getting caught inside the pin setting machine.

  • #2
    ...and it's already been posted, dammit.

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    • #3
      Mok, I dont think we can post too much on this topic. Thanks for posting it in this forum.

      Guys and Gals, We absolutely must NEVER cut corners when it comes to safety.

      As many of us have experienced small accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, same goes for the big ones. Lets make sure we make it home to our loved ones at the end of the day.

      Check, Double check and tripple check yourself, shortcuts are just not worth the risk.



      Mike Wilson
      Bowl-Tech Inc.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mok View Post
        Doesn't say what kind of machines they were (but note they used a stock pic of a GSX). This is why they have LOTO.

        https://www.9news.com/article/news/l...&ICID=ref_fark
        I went the bowling centers Facebook page they have Brunswick pinsetters.
        Every Man Must Think Something, So I'll Think I Will Have Another Drink. W.C. Fields

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mike Wilson View Post
          Check, Double check and tripple check yourself, shortcuts are just not worth the risk.
          I remember a post back in the day where someone went to crawl into an unused machine and shut off the masking unit switch. Unbeknownst to him, the switch was shorted.

          Front counter gave out the lane, it lit up and cycled... he said he "made a mad dash for the pit" and ended up none the worse for wear.

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          • #6
            That’s why ya NEVER rely on a switch to kill the power when inside a machine ONLY EVER physically remove the power source hey.
            AS REQUESTED....The all new and VERY improved "super cool" Pin_Head with super hip shades.....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pin_Head View Post
              That’s why ya NEVER rely on a switch to kill the power when inside a machine ONLY EVER physically remove the power source hey.
              In a perfect world, yes. I can't unplug our machines, best I can do is unplug the motor and I'm sure as hell not going to do that every time i need to get in or on a machine. I'll take my chances and rely on a switch to keep me safe.

              I've been relying on electrical switches to keep me safe in all facets of life for as long as I can remember.

              We only need to look at our surroundings to realise how much our everyday lives depend on switches.

              Unfortunate accident that we dont even know all the facts about and may never know.

              JMO

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              • #8
                Generally you don't want to use the toggle switches alone. If you must (I don't condone it) you want to at least use two.

                Untill we installed our external isolators we would only use the toggles to get into the machine to get to the control box circuit breaker or plug.

                My (undirected) opinion on this sort of thing is if you (the teacher/trainer) choose to only use the toggle switches, or perform unsafe work practices, please don't teach others to. It's not fair to them if they don't know any better. You will also be held accountable if/when someone gets hurt. That's something I know I couldn't live with.
                Factory & Converted A-2 (US, Ger, Jap)
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                Walker B, Sanction Standard, Original K, Flex Walker & Ikon
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                • #9
                  I agree James. Any single or double pole switch that cuts the power to the machine motor is in my opinion a perfectly safe procedure that will allow you to work on or in the machine. If I was working on the electricals I would only do so if the circuit breaker is open.

                  By all means pull the plug to the machine if it's convenient but certainly not a neccessity.

                  Again, we only need to look at the number of switches we rely to protect our safety in our every day life.



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