Exhaust fans are commonly used in industrial settings to remove airborne particles and other contaminants from the air. The fans can also be used to circulate air in large spaces. Injuries caused by exhaust fans vary, but most typically result from contact with the fan blades.
One of the most common exhaust fan injuries is lacerations from the blades. This type of injury occurs when the blades slice through the skin. The injury can be severe and lead to major bleeding. To avoid this type of injury, always use caution when using an exhaust fan and keep your hands well away from the blades.
Another common exhaust fan injury is burns. When the fan blows hot air on someone’s skin, they can get a burn on their skin. This type of burn can be very painful and lead to serious scarring. The best way to avoid burns is to keep your hands well away from the fan while it is operating. Additionally, make sure that any furniture or objects in the area where the fan is located are out of reach.
Finally, another common injury is from wind and debris created by the fan. Injuries can include cuts, lacerations, punctures, and even fatalities.
Safety equipment, such as face shields and clothing that is resistant to debris, can help protect workers from injury.
If you have been injured by an exhaust fan, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you determine if you have a case and help negotiate a settlement.