Industrial engraving machinery and equipment (printing trade) is a specialized type of equipment used in the production of printed materials, such as newspapers, magazines, booklets and catalogs. This equipment is used to create images or patterns on a variety of substrates, including paper, cloth, plastic film, and metal.
If you are in the printing trades, then you know how important it is to have safe equipment. Unfortunately, even the most well-designed machines can cause serious injuries if not used properly. Here are five examples of injuries that can occur while using engraving machinery or equipment:
1. Burn injuries – Engravers can get severely burnt if they come into contact with hot metal surfaces. This can happen when they are cutting or etching objects, or when they are using a torch to remove material from the surface of a piece of metal. If you are ever injured while using an engraving machine, make sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
2. Neck injuries – When cutting delicate objects with a engraving saw, careless operators can easily injure their necks by moving their head quickly from side to side. This is especially dangerous if the operator is wearing a helmet or other protection from injury. If you experience neck pain or difficulty moving your neck, consult a doctor immediately.
3. Eye injuries – When using a lathe or other machine that rotates around an axis, it’s easy for operators to injure their eyes by machine parts or material breaking and causing debris to launch into the eyes.
If you have been injured by an engraving machine or other printing equipment, you should contact an attorney. This is because engraving machines and equipment are often very dangerous and can cause serious injuries. An attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.