Industrial Machinery Injuries:
Protecting Your Rights
Manufacturing, industrial, and construction work sites are governed by OSHA’s safety requirements and regulations. Hiring an attorney experienced in product liability will give your family the opportunity to receive more than workers’ compensation.
At GoldenbergLaw, PLLC, our attorneys investigate accidents involving heavy equipment, machines with malfunctioning or exposed moving parts, ANSI standard violations, and poorly maintained equipment. We work with engineers and safety experts to show a manufacturer’s negligence.
Case Quick Facts
OSHA reports that workers who maintain and operate machinery fall victim to approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, and abrasions per year.
Industrial Machinery Hazards
Crush hazards occur when two objects move towards one another or one object moves toward a stationary object. Equipment with crush hazards are most often used to bend, stamp, or form metals.
Shear hazards most often occur in machinery used for cutting or punching. The hazard is created when two parts move across one another, or closely enough to cut or move an object.
Nip hazards are created when there are one or more rotating parts that come in contact with one another. When the parts come in to contact and rotate in opposing directions an in running nip hazard is formed. Conveyor belts are an example of this type of hazard.
Employee exposure to unguarded or inadequately guarded machines has led to approximately 800 deaths per year.
In order to provide adequate warnings and prevent design hazards, a hazard analysis must be performed by the manufacturer of an industrial machine. Unfortunately, these necessary safety precautions are sometimes overlooked. Defective Machine guarding is one of the most frequently cited violations for OSHA and ANSI.
Hierarchy of Hazard Control
Manufacturers of industrial machinery are responsible for the safety of their equipment.
Design – Most Effective: Manufacturers must do all they can to engineer out hazards in the design.
Guard – Effective: If the hazard is inherent in the product, it must be guarded. Areas needing guards include any point where motion or action occurs.
Warn – Least Effective: All industrial machinery must include a warning about potential dangers associated with the product.
Workplace hazards are often a traumatic experience. Not only do they cost you physically, but they also take a toll on you mentally and financially. You shouldn’t have to go through that alone. GoldenbergLaw is here to be your partner. We want to work with you to get the compensation that you deserve.Do I Qualify?
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We have successfully handled thousands of industrial machinery cases for our clients over 30 years. Contact one of our machine injury lawyers in Minneapolis and leave the sleepless nights to us.
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