A drier feed conveyor belt had stopped due to slipping drive belts.
The injured party (IP) isolated and locked off the conveyor using his personal padlock but did not raise a Permit-to-Work.
The IP then removed the fixed guard and then attempted adjustments to the drive belts. Without first re-attaching the fixed guard, the IP removed the padlock, turned the isolator to ‘on’ position.
He instructed a colleague to start the conveyor to check if the adjustments had worked. The drier feed conveyor belt didn’t run so the IP put his left hand on top of the 3 x drive belts to get them to engage. This caused the drier feed conveyor belt to move however it stopped when he lifted his hand off the drive belts.
The IP then put his right hand on top of the 3 x drive belts to get the drier feed conveyor to re-engage but when he did so his fingers became entangled in the drier feed conveyor pulley.