Industrial log splitters are used to reduce the size of logs so that they can be transported easier and processed more efficiently. The most common types of log splitters are those that use a chainsaw to cut the logs into small pieces. This type of log splitter is very efficient, but it can be dangerous if the chain is not properly maintained. Another type of log splitter uses a blades to cut the logs. This type of splitter is less efficient, but it is less dangerous because there is less chance of injury if the blades get jammed.
Log Splitting Accident: This is the most common type of logging accident. Workers are using a log splitter to cut logs into smaller pieces and the machine suddenly fails, throwing the workers off-balance. In these types of accidents, the workers are usually wearing a safety belt and are operating the machine from a standing position.
-Flying objects are most common type of accident, and it typically happens when a branch or piece of lumber, flys out from the machine
-If the blades are not properly installed or maintained, they can become stuck in the material being cut and cause an accident.
-If the machine is not properly calibrated, it can cause it to malfunction and cause an accident.
-Kickback happens when the log splitter kicks back, throwing operators off balance.
-Stick work: when a log is being split, the stick can become stuck in the blades, causing the machine to stop. If this happens while the machine is running, it could cause serious injury.
-Sticking auger: The auger on a log splitter can become stuck in the wood. This can cause the machine to overheat and break down.
-Broken blade: A broken blade on a log splitter can cause the machine to jam, which can result in injury.
-Overheating: Overheating is another common hazard with industrial log splitters. If the machine becomes too hot, it may start to malfunction due to overheating components. This can lead to injuries if the user is near the machine when it malfunctions.
-Explosion: When a log is too big or heavy for the blade to handle, it can cause the machine to explode and potentially injure someone nearby.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a log splitter, contact an attorney immediately. An experienced attorney can help you file a claim and get the financial compensation you deserve.