This case involves an employee that was initiating a wash-out for a filling machine. He was left alone to perform this task with no direction from the manager in spite of the fact that he had no formal training in this process. The employee removed the splash guard barrier to gain access to the area of concern not realizing that the machine was still energized. As he was wiping down the machine, his hand became caught between the plates and body. The injury was so severe, the employee’s hand required amputation. An expert in equipment engineering was sought to discuss the safety protocols for operating filling machines like this one.