Industrial Jacquard looms are used in many industries to create products such as textiles, fabrics, and athletic apparel. They use a very intricate system of cords and pulleys to create the patterns that we see on products today. Industrial jacquard looms are very complex machines, and they can be quite expensive to purchase and operate.
Here are some common injuries and problems associated with Jacquard looms:
-Strains and sprains to the upper extremities when reaching up to operate the loom
-Fractures in the fingers or hand due to forceful strikes against the shuttle bar or treadles
-Carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive use of the thumb and fingers to operate the shuttle bar or treadles
-Torn tendons in the arm from reaching up for too long
-Hand injuries from being lifted or dragged across the loom’s surface
-Injuries to the back from hunching over the loom
-Strings or cords becoming entangled and pulling on the weaver’s arms or hands
If you have been injured by jacquard loom parts or attachments, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and what steps you should take to protect them.