Loma Systems, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., settled with a Tyson Foods worker who was severely injured when her hair, apron, and clothing were caught in the rotating drive shaft of a conveyor belt. The drive shaft was manufactured by Cintex of America, Inc., which had merged with both Loma International and Illinois Tool Works before it became Loma Systems. The worker asserted that the drive shaft-which transmits rotation and torque between machine parts-was unguarded, and that it did not have adequate warnings or provide for an emergency shut-down. The worker suffered severe injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by an unguarded drive shaft or other machine part, please feel free to contact us.