Industrial dairy homogenizing machinery is used to create a smooth, stable, and consistent product. Homogenization is the process of breaking down large particles into smaller ones so that they cannot settle out or float to the top. This process makes it possible to produce milk that has a uniform consistency and texture, without any separation of cream. Dairy homogenization also extends the shelf life of milk by reducing the size of bacteria and making it more difficult for them to multiply.
Dairy farming is a dangerous occupation, and dairy workers are some of the most vulnerable workers in the agricultural industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dairy farmers are among the most likely agricultural workers to be injured on the job. In 2016, dairy farm workers were injured at a rate of 2.4 per 100 workers. This is significantly higher than the 1.9 injury rate for all agricultural workers, but it still represents a very small percentage of total agricultural worker injuries.
The majority of dairy farm worker injuries occur as a result of falls or slips while working with equipment. In 2016, falls accounted for 47% of all dairy farm worker injuries, while slips and trips were responsible for 31% of injuries. Injuries from contact with animals also contribute to dairy farm worker injuries, but they are less common than injuries from equipment. In 2016, contact with animals resulted in 10% of all dairy farm worker injuries.
Dairy farms are not among the most dangerous workplaces in the United States, however injuries are common.
The most common type of machinery injury is a cut or puncture wound. These can occur when workers are cleaning or servicing the machinery. Other injuries include burns, electrical shocks, and amputations. Burns can occur from contact with hot surfaces on the machinery. Electrical shocks can happen if workers come into contact with live electrical wires. Amputations can occur if workers get their hands or fingers caught in the machinery.
If you have been injured by dairy homogenizing machinery, it is important to contact an experienced attorney. Dairy homogenizing machinery can be very dangerous, and injuries can often be severe. An experienced attorney will be able to help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.