One of the most important aspects of metalworking is die casting. This process involves using a die to create a model or prototype from a metal. The die is heated until it melts the metal, and then it is dropped into the molten metal. The die holder ensures that the die doesn’t touch the molten metal. Instead, it holds the die in place so that it can create a consistent shape.
Dies and die holders are essential tools for metal die-casting and metal cutting. However, due to the high-speed nature of these operations, they can also be seriously harmful if not used properly. Here are some of the most common types of industrial die-casting and metal cutting injuries:
Abrasive Burn Injuries: The abrasive materials used in industrial dies and die holders can quickly cause burns if they contact the skin. This is especially true of handpieces that use diamond or other abrasive tips, which can easily cause cuts and abrasions.
Electric Shock Injuries: The high voltage used in many industrial processes can result in electric shock injuries if it comes into contact with the body. These injuries can cause severe burns or even death.
Metal Oxide Surface Deposits: Metal oxide deposits form on the surfaces of metals when they are exposed to air and moisture. This process can lead to corrosion, which can in turn cause accidents such as die-casting failures.
Loss Of Control: If a die or die holder becomes loose during use, it may start spinning rapidly and cause injury. This is especially likely to happen if the operator is not properly trained or if the machine is defective.
If you have been injured by a die holder or metal cutting dies, you should contact an attorney. An attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.