Lockout Tagout Case Studies

Who does not want to prevent accidents and save lives? Of course, everyone does. That's why you should read E-Square Accident Case Studies.

E-Square brings you a series of real-life case studies of actual industrial accidents for your review and analysis. Each of the case studies presented to you is based on descriptions of Lockout Tagout inspections derived from compliance interpretations, court decisions, review commission, and inspection files. These case studies are compiled by E-Square, to get workers' attention and make your safety meetings come alive.

E-Square Accident Case-Studies includes 15 files on key LOTO issues.

To make your most skeptical workers become safety-minded employees who can judge what is going wrong at the very instant! They'll learn valuable safety training lessons through real-life incidences and classroom training instead of experiencing the disasters on shop floors.

The E-Square Case-Studies are designed to represent the value of energy isolation management. To help start or improve your organization's safety and health program, see the case studies by E-Square for lessons learned and best practices.

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Fatal Accident in Petrochemical Company - Lockout Tagout Case Study

Fatal Accident in Petrochemical Company | LOTO Case Study 1


Incident reported in a petrochemical company, resulted in the death of two supervisors. To read full case study, download it FREE.
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A Maintenance Worker has a fatal fall off the Ladder - Lockout Tagout Case Study

A Maintenance Worker has a fatal fall off the Ladder | LOTO Case Study 2


Death of maintenance worker exposed to electrical hazards. To read full case study, download it FREE.
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Accident at Amusement Park : Severe Injuries to the Worker - Lockout Tagout Case Study

Accident at Amusement Park : Severe Injuries to the Worker | LOTO Case Study 3


Innocent electrician severely injured in an amusement park in Wisconsin, United States. To read full case study, download it FREE.
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The Sudden Release of Hazardous Energy, Injures Millwright - Lockout Tagout Case Study

The Sudden Release of Hazardous Energy, Injures Millwright | LOTO Case Study 4


A Millwright was fatally injured because of an uncontrolled release of energy while repairing a log debarking machine. To read full case study, download it FREE.
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Serious Injury to a Millwright : LOTO Procedures not Followed | Lockout Tagout Case Study

Serious Injury to a Millwright : LOTO Procedures not Followed | LOTO Case Study 5


A millwright died because he failed to follow the adequate lockout procedures and verify the machine's isolation and de-energisation. To read full case study, download it FREE.
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Plywood Industry Employee's Hand Amputated - Lockout Tagout Case Study

Plywood Industry Employee's Hand Amputated | LOTO Case Study 6


A plywood industry employee had his hand amputated as Lockout Tagout procedures were not followed. To read full case study, download it FREE.
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Sudden Energization of a Steel Mill Car : Casualty | Lockout Tagout Case Study

Sudden Energization of a Steel Mill Car : Casualty | LOTO Case Study 7


Serious injury to maintenance worker due to the rolling of nearby machine! To read full case study, download it FREE.
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Crushed by a hydraulic door worker dies | Lockout Tagout Case Study

Crushed by a Hydraulic Door : Worker Dies! | LOTO Case Study 8


A welder dies after being crushed by a hydraulic door on a scrap metal shredding machine. To read full case study, download it FREE.
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Sharp Blades of a cutting machine kills worker at site | Lockout Tagout Case Study

Sharp Blades of a Cutting Machine Kills Worker at Site | LOTO Case Study 9


Worker died while changing blades on a cutting machine at site. To read full case study, download it FREE.
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Why Use Case Studies for Energy Release Incidents?

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Case studies are beneficial for many reasons. They are mainly operative and useful for teaching employees about what causes accidents and how to prevent the release of hazardous energies. They are an excellent way to train the employees about issues related to Lockout Tagout and workplace safety as a whole.


These case studies are essential for employees and must be used in the Training Programs as:

  • They present information engagingly and dramatically that attract trainees and grab their attention, helping them learn more effectively and efficiently.
  • They deal with applied, practical and real-life issues that may challenge trainees on the job.
  • It is like a puzzle that must be analysed and solved, which reasons and requires workers to think rather than sit and listen.
  • Every case study impacts its trainees as a lesson, leaving a question in every mind.
  • They are usually compact enough to fit comfortably into an average-length training session.


Benefits of accident case studies:

These case studies, in particular, provide a way of:

  • Concentrating on a particular incident, hazard, unsafe act, etc.
  • Analysing what happened, why it happened, and how it could have been prevented
  • Encouraging interaction between trainers and trainees and among trainees
  • Enhancing understanding of unsafe acts and conditions in energy control
  • Stimulating trainees to think and solve problems by examining information, considering alternatives, and deciding the safest course of action would be for foolproof isolation.


Investigative Approach:

Like a real workplace accident investigation, an accident case study dissects the events leading up to the accident and helps trainees:

  • Identify potential hazardous energies
  • Understand accident causes
  • Discuss possible preventive measures
  • Determine the best methods for preventing a similar accident
  • Generalize the information learned to other safety issues in the workplace
  • Transfer the analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills learned during the case study process to real situations on the job

With all these benefits, it's easy to see why case studies are a popular format for safety and health training in Energy Isolation Management.


Following each case study scenario, you can stride through a sequence of analytical recommendations and make decisions concerning the Lockout Tagout standards' proper application.


We are happy to make E-Square Accident Case Studies available for zero-cost. More case studies will be coming soon, so keep an eye out on this page.

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