Expert Witness Forensic Engineer Industrial Controls Automation New Orleans
Arthur Zatarain
Project Profile
Industrial Accident: Lumber Mill Debarker
Lockout Tagout (LOTO) Accident

Industrial Accident: fatality at lumber mill on an automated debarking machine. Employee used key switch on control panel according to the mill's lockout-tagout (LOTO) procedure. The hazardous energy could not be verified without functional debarker controls, contributing to unexpected operation of the conveyor and debarking surfaces while servicing cutting blades within the equipment.



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