Industrial Metallurgical Concentration Machinery, or (M/C), is a type of equipment used in the chemical and metallurgical industries. It helps produce metals by reducing their weight. This is done by using a variety of techniques, including hydro-metallurgy, gas-assisted reduction, and laser processing. Metallurgical concentration is a critical part of the production process for many metals, including aluminum, copper, nickel, and steel.
The first Metallurgical Concentration (M/C) machinery accident occurred on October 22, 1954 in the United States when a worker cleaning a furnace with carbon tetrachloride died from exposure to the toxic gas. M/Cs have since become one of the most common industrial machines in use, with approximately 350,000 in use in the United States. The majority of M/C accidents occur from contact with hot metals or other corrosive materials. M/Cs are used to produce various types of metal products, including automobiles and aircraft parts. The machinery typically consists of a series of rotary tables that move around a central axis. The tables are covered with hot metal that is forced into small cavities called dies. The dies are then opened and the metal is cut using special tools.Injuries caused by M/C accidents can vary greatly depending on the type of machine involved and the level of exposure. Injuries can range from minor irritation to severe burns or even death. Many injuries go unreported due to fear of reprisal from the employer or lack of understanding about what constitutes an M/C injury.
If you have been injured by a metallurgical concentration machinery, you should contact an attorney. It is always important to have someone on your side who can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights.