Hydraulic jacks are primarily used in construction, manufacturing, and other industries to lift and move heavy loads. They are especially popular in construction, where they are used to build new buildings and bridges. As the name suggests, these jacks use hydraulic pressure to lift heavy objects. This pressure is generated by a pump that is connected to the jack. The pump forces hydraulic fluid through a hose into the jack. The fluid enters the jack through a hole in the bottom and rises up to the top. The pressure from the fluid causes the arm on the side of the jack to rise. This motion can be translated into movement of the object that is being lifted.
The devices are often used in dangerous or hazardous environments, which can lead to injuries. Here are four common hydraulic jack injuries:
-Spinal cord injuries
Broken bones and back injuries are common among industrial workers who use hydraulic jacks. Spinal cord injuries can also occur if someone is struck in the back by the jack’s arm or beam. Fractures can occur when the weight of the object being lifted causes the hydraulic jack to break and pin, pinch or otherwise strike the body of the worker.
If you have been injured by a hydraulic jack, you should contact an attorney. Hydraulic jacks are powerful machines and can cause serious injuries if used improperly.