Workplace accidents are unfortunately all too common, and can involve a variety of injuries. In this article, we’re going to take a look at two of the more common types of workplace injuries – firehose driers and reel workers.
The industrial use of firehose driers and reel is one that can cause significant injury. Firehose driers use high pressure water to move materials through a hose. Reels are used to control the direction of the water flow.
Injuries from firehose driers and reels can range from minor to life-threatening. The most common injuries involve the arms and hands. When the hose is being pulled, it can exert a tremendous amount of pressure on the arm or hand making it difficult to move. If this pressure is not released quickly, it can cause severe damage. Other injuries that can occur involve the head, neck, and back.
The most common type of injury caused by firehose driers is lacerations. The high pressure water can easily slice through skin. Firehose driers also pose a risk of drowning. If the water flow becomes uncontrolled, it can sweep someone away or push them against a hard surface and cause severe injuries.
In order to avoid these dangers, firehose driers and reels must be properly designed and operated. Properly designed systems use guards to prevent contact with the water flow and prohibit access by children. Reels must also be equipped with safety devices, such as breakaway lines, that will disconnect the hose if it becomes damaged.
If you are involved in an accident involving a firehose drier or reel, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible and contact an attorney, you may be entitled to compensation.