Industrial ice cream manufacturing machinery refers to the machines and equipment used to produce large quantities of ice cream in a factory setting. This type of machinery is designed to handle the high volume production demands of commercial ice cream manufacturers. The most common pieces of industrial ice cream manufacturing machinery include batch freezers, continuous freezers, storage tanks, and mixers.
Ice cream manufacturing machinery is a dangerous industry with a high incidence of serious injuries. In 2017, there were 238 reported injuries in the U.S. related to ice cream production machinery, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Of these, 116 involved amputations or other severe injuries.
The most common types of injuries are cuts, abrasions, and lacerations. These can be caused by knives, scoops, blades, or other machinery. Other common injuries include:
-Trauma from falls (from elevated platforms or conveyors)
-Crushing from heavy pieces of equipment
-Struck by objects (including flying debris)
-Burns from hot liquids or steam
To reduce the risk of injury, manufacturers should follow these tips:
-Ensure that machines are properly maintained and operated
-Use guards to protect workers from hazardous materials and equipment
-Install warning systems and signage to notify workers of danger ahead
If you have been injured by an ice cream manufacturing machine, it is important to contact an experienced attorney. Ice cream manufacturing machines are complex and dangerous pieces of equipment. An experienced attorney will be able to investigate your case and determine if you have a claim against the manufacturer or other party.