Industrial food sifting machines are used to remove impurities from food products. The machines use a variety of methods to separate the contaminants from the food, including sieving, aspiration, and gravity separation. Sieving is the most common method and uses a mesh screen to remove the impurities. Aspiration uses a fan to blow the impurities away from the food product. Gravity separation relies on the difference in density between the food product and the impurities to remove them.
There are a variety of injuries that can occur from using industrial food sifting machines. The most common type of injury is a cut, which can occur when hands or fingers come into contact with the sharp edges of the machine. Burns are also a possibility, as hot oil can splash onto the skin during use. In some cases, people have been known to suffer from hearing loss due to the loud noise that these machines generate.
One type of injury that is less common is when a food sifting machine fails to remove pieces of metal that are too small and they become lodged in the machine, causing damage and malfunctions which seriously injure surrounding workers.
If you have been injured by a food sifting machine, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case.