Industrial desalination equipment refers to the machines and processes used to remove salt and other minerals from water. This type of equipment is necessary for industries that require large amounts of freshwater, such as power plants and manufacturing facilities. Desalination equipment typically uses reverse osmosis to filter out salt and other impurities.
Because industrial desalination is a high-volume process, it is prone to a higher rate of injuries. Injuries caused by industrial desalination can range from cuts and bruises from equipment to severe burns from hot salt water. In addition, the plant is constantly moving and changing temperature, workers also face the risk of getting sick from exposure to bacteria or viruses. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), industrial desalination is one of the top three causes of occupational fatalities in the United States.
To protect workers from these risks, industrial desalination facilities typically have safety guidelines in place that require employees to wear protective gear, abide by safe work practices, and follow company protocol when working with hot salt water. In addition, many facilities have emergency response plans in place in case of an accident.
When it comes to desalination, safety is always a top priority. Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time, and if not handled correctly, they can lead to serious injuries.
In March 2016, two workers were injured when a water tank collapsed at a desalination plant in India. The men were crushed by the tank and died as a result. In October of that year, four workers were hurt when an overhead water system at a desalination plant in China collapsed. All four were thrown to the ground and suffered major injuries.
It’s important to keep in mind that even the most experienced workers can be injured in an accident. For example, one worker was killed when a pipe collapsed at a desalination plant in the United States in 2014. This is why it’s so important to have strong safety protocols in place from the beginning of construction.
If you have been injured by desalination equipment, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced attorney can help you determine whether you have a case and fight for the compensation you deserve. Desalination equipment can be dangerous, and if manufacturers or distributors fail to warn of hazards, they can be held liable for injuries that result. If you’ve been injured, contact an attorney to discuss your case.