Bituminous or aggregate concrete and bulk cement plants produce hot mix asphalt, ready-mixed concrete, and mortar. Bituminous is a type of coal that has been heated until it becomes liquid so that it can be poured into molds to create products like road base, bitumen sealcoat, coal slag, and other aggregates. Aggregate refers to crushed rocks and sand used in concrete. These plants produce large quantities of these products and need to be able to do it quickly and efficiently.
Batching plants create large amounts of bituminous or aggregate concrete and bulk cement. The plants combine these materials together to create products that can be used in many different applications. While these plants are generally very safe, there are always a chance for an accident to occur. Here are some of the most common accident types that have occurred at batching plants:
1. Overfilling of tanks and hoppers: When batches of material are produced, there is always a risk that they will be overfilled. This can cause the materials to become too thick, which can lead to tank breaches and other accidents.
2. Slippage and falls: Plant operators must constantly monitor the machines and vigilantly watch for potential safety hazards. This can lead to slips and falls, which can easily result in injury or death.
3. Tank explosions: One of the most dangerous accidents at batching plants is an explosion within a tank. If material is overheated or if there is an error in the manufacturing process, this could lead to an explosion.
4. Fires: Fires can easily start in a batching plant due to spontaneous combustion, sparks, or other ignition sources. If not extinguished quickly, these fires
If you have been injured by a batch plant, you should contact an attorney. When these machines are operated incorrectly, they can create dangerous conditions for workers. If you have been injured by a batch plant, you may be entitled to compensation. An attorney can help you determine whether you are eligible for damages and pursue the claim on your behalf.