Industrial gas welding equipment is one of the most important tools in a welders arsenal. It helps welders create stronger and more durable connections between metal pieces. The equipment uses a variety of gases to heat up the metal, which then causes it to melt and form a joint. Welders use industrial gas welding equipment to join together different types of metals, including steel, aluminum, and brass.
Gas welding equipment is commonly used in industrial settings to connect metal pieces together. Unfortunately, welding with gas can be very dangerous if not done correctly. There are a number of factors that can lead to injuries when welding with gas, including improper ventilation and mask usage.
One of the most common welding injuries is an arc Burn. An arc Burn occurs when an electric spark ignites the gas envelope around the weld wire. This can cause severe burns to the skin and eyes. Always wear protective gear when welding with gas, including a properly fitted safety helmet and clothing, and use a shielded metal arc welder whenever possible.
Other injuries can occur from improper use, lack of training, and faulty equipment. Here are some of the most common welding injuries:
1. Flaming Arc Injuries: This is the most common type of welding injury, and it happens when an arc starts to burn too close to your skin. Symptoms include intense pain, redness, and blistering. In extreme cases, this can lead to third-degree burns or even death.
2. Arc Flash Injuries: Like flaming arc injuries, arc flash injuries occur when an arc starts to burn too close to your skin. However, this type of injury is much more dangerous because it can cause thermal shock, which can cause internal burns or even death.
3. Electric Arc Burn Injuries: This type of injury happens when an electric arc touches your skin and causes heat damage. Symptoms include redness and disfigurement from 3rd degree burns.
Where you are injured also depends on how the operator was using the equipment when the injury occurred. Some common places workers are injured are as follows:
• Hand injury – One of the most common welding injuries is hand injury. This can occur when the wire or tungsten electrode comes in contact with the user’s skin.
• Foot injury – Foot injuries can also occur when the welding arc comes in contact with the user’s foot. This can cause burns, cuts, and other injuries.
• Eye injury – Another common welding injury is eye injury. This can occur when the arc passes close to the user’s eyes. It can also cause vision loss.
• Back Injury – Back injuries can also occur when users are forced to crouch or lie down while welding. This can put strain on their back and lead to pain and other medical issues.
If you have been injured by gas welding equipment, you should contact an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and protect them.