OSHA investigating at R.H. Sheppard Co.

Full story: Evening Sun 137
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an incident Monday morning at R.H. Sheppard Co. Full Story
HH Thanks

Columbia, MD

#21 May 24, 2011
Hanover Hospital performed an operation on-site to free this man from the machine. This is huge. Major thank-you's to the doctors and nurse who were on-site to facilitate this operation. I am sure they were out of their element, as I am sure anyone would be given the conditions, but job well done. This man is alive, years ago this would have probably been the opposite outcome.
Agreeee

Hanover, PA

#22 May 24, 2011
HH Thanks wrote:
Hanover Hospital performed an operation on-site to free this man from the machine. This is huge. Major thank-you's to the doctors and nurse who were on-site to facilitate this operation. I am sure they were out of their element, as I am sure anyone would be given the conditions, but job well done. This man is alive, years ago this would have probably been the opposite outcome.
I agree with you. I hope they also knocked him out with strong meds so he doesn't have flash backs of the trama. Dear Lord!
Jennifer from the Block

Spring Grove, PA

#23 May 24, 2011
Yes, many thanks to all that helped this gentleman. To everyone who has talked badly about HH these are the moments that count. I have had some bad experiences with HH and I also have had a life saving experience with HH. So thank you HH for saving this mans life. Prayers for him and his family
Hanoverian

Gaithersburg, MD

#24 May 24, 2011
HH Thanks wrote:
Hanover Hospital performed an operation on-site to free this man from the machine. This is huge. Major thank-you's to the doctors and nurse who were on-site to facilitate this operation. I am sure they were out of their element, as I am sure anyone would be given the conditions, but job well done. This man is alive, years ago this would have probably been the opposite outcome.
Are you sure the surgeons were from Hanover Hospital? I know the intersections were cleared by police and the surgeons were given an escort to the site, and I know the man was flown out by helicopter from Moul Field. If the surgeons worked at HH but were coming from home this would make sense, but if the surgeons had to come from another hospital it would make sense too.

I'm not saying the surgeons were NOT from HH, I'm just asking (I don't know the answer either).
Wait

Hanover, PA

#25 May 24, 2011
I missed something. They had to do surgery to free him from the machine? Cut his arm off? Or it was lost b4 they got there? Someone clear this up for me please, im confused. THX
Jennifer from the Block

Spring Grove, PA

#26 May 24, 2011
The way I read the article it sounded like a team performed an amputation on the job site to free him. I re read the article and that is the way it was written. What hospital is unclear, I was sort of assuming Hanover, but I could be wrong. Either way whoever saved that man, deserves a medal.
Wait

Hanover, PA

#27 May 24, 2011
Jennifer from the Block wrote:
The way I read the article it sounded like a team performed an amputation on the job site to free him. I re read the article and that is the way it was written. What hospital is unclear, I was sort of assuming Hanover, but I could be wrong. Either way whoever saved that man, deserves a medal.
Thank you. Yes I agree! Bring the people forward and honor them! MAYOR are you reading this? They went over and beyond and thank God they did!
not surprised

United States

#28 May 24, 2011
The team of Doctors were from Hanover Hospital. I also hear there was one from York. The reason they flew him to York was they have a trauma center, hanover doesn't. I'm sure the guy who was hurt was very glad to see them.
Know it All

Hanover, PA

#29 May 24, 2011
He was not flown to York so you people only think you know. None of the Medical Helicopters would fly due to weather. There are probably rescue workers and maintenance workers could tell you the conditon of his arm prior to amputation but won't. Can't you people just wish this man well and forget the gory details and the assumptions that you continue to make and dream up. As far as deserve a medal no they did their job and it was many involved so let it be.
FYI

Carlisle, PA

#30 May 24, 2011
He was not flown anywhere, driven to York because all choppers were grounded due to inclement weather. Not sure where the stories are coming from but all three choppers were grounded that day due to the weather. Let's just do less speculating and more praying for all involved.
Mom-2-2

Hanover, PA

#31 May 24, 2011
It does say in the article that it was a surgical team from HH...
Mr Jackson

Hanover, PA

#32 May 24, 2011
No matter who or what is at fault this is still a terrible thing to have happen. As someone who was there, (though I was not involved with the incident) I can say that if it were not for the other employees taking action as fast as they did, it would have been worse. A few of them actually stayed by his side for the 2 1/2 hours he was trapped just to keep his spirits up.
Boone de Kuhnn

York, PA

#33 May 24, 2011
the investigation will end when enough money changes hands
Jennifer from the Block

Spring Grove, PA

#34 May 24, 2011
Know it All wrote:
He was not flown to York so you people only think you know. None of the Medical Helicopters would fly due to weather. There are probably rescue workers and maintenance workers could tell you the conditon of his arm prior to amputation but won't. Can't you people just wish this man well and forget the gory details and the assumptions that you continue to make and dream up. As far as deserve a medal no they did their job and it was many involved so let it be.
Why so in everyones face. I think everyone on here are truly concerned about this gentleman. As far as who, how, and what that is just human nature to be curious. I for one find it very reassuring to know we have such great people who save lives to any extent. It gives you some peace of mind to know that we have medical teams who are priceless.
concerned from hanover

Hanover, PA

#35 May 24, 2011
Dolly wrote:
Doesn't R. H. Shepard, Inc. practice LOTO (Lock Out, Tag Out) when maintenance is performed on machinery within its operation. This is a practice that saves lives and limbs. So sad that the poor man has lost his arm. My husband's uncle lost an arm in an industrial accident, and it was a life changing incident for him.
..........This is why I quit 15 years ago. Lockout/tagout was not a practice in maintenance on a daily basis.I wonder if this accident is in the same area of the foundry where a worker had his arm caught and almost lost it abot 20 years ago?
Concerned Also

Sarver, PA

#36 May 24, 2011
Sheppard has a great safety director and all programs are in place; don't know how it happened but I hope the employee is going to be okay long term. One statement that is troublesome about no accidents - there was a serious accident about 4 years ago involving an employee and a high voltage transformer. That too may have been a maintenance employee. The Evening Sun didn't cover that one.

Let everyone sort out what happened - there are good employees at Sheppard and the ownership and management DO care about employee safety.

I too give kudos to the surgeons from Hanover Hospital!!
AMAZED

Newburg, PA

#37 May 24, 2011
Neal wrote:
Sorry for the worker but ALL accidents are preventible
Neal, It would probably have been best if you were prevented. You are possibly an accident yourself.
Wondering

Hanover, PA

#38 May 24, 2011
Why not take the machine apart instead of cutting off his arm??
josh

York Springs, PA

#39 May 24, 2011
i worked there last years and ran the machine that took this mans arm it wasnt a machine it was a molding converbelt when the molds are made they travel down that so the iron can be pulled in and he was setting the track for bigger mold and prolly got his arm caught said to say.......hope everythings alright tony
Know It All

Hanover, PA

#40 May 25, 2011
Well Mr. Wondering its call time and life. josh you also made assumptions it was not the mold conveyor line.

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