Commercial blowers are responsible for moving large quantities of air in confined spaces, such as factories, warehouses, and other commercial buildings. Due to the high speed and power of these machines, they are also capable of generating a great deal of noise.
Blowers and commercial air conditioning are often used in close proximity to one another. Injuries can occur when the tools are not properly maintained or when they are used incorrectly.
Since these industrial blowers can generate a high amount of pressure, they can cause severe injuries if it is not properly controlled. Damaged equipment, blown seals and over-pressures can all lead to injuries. Many injuries occur as a result of people being blown off balance by the wind created by the blower, or when the unit tips over and crashes into someone. Examples of the injuries that can occur as a result of working with or around commercial blowers can include hearing loss, tinnitus (a ringing in the ears), broken bones, concussions, burns, and lung damage. Anyone working with these units should take precautions to avoid injury, and make sure that they are kept in good condition so that they do not cause any hazards.
If you have been injured by a commercial blower, contact an attorney as soon as possible.