Mineral sedimentation machinery is a type of equipment that is used to separate valuable minerals from other materials. IMS machines are usually used in mines, but they can also be found in other industrial settings. They work by using a rotating drum to remove the unwanted material. The valuable minerals are then collected in a container at the top of the machine.
Mineral sedimentation machinery injuries and accidents are on the rise. In the United States alone, there were over 2400 injuries and 600 accidents from machines in 2016. The majority of these injuries occur when people are not properly trained on how to use the machines or when they are not aware of potential safety hazards.
The most common types of mineral sedimentation machine injuries are slips, trips/falls, and being struck by object. Some of the most serious injuries can result in broken bones, head trauma, burns and even death. People can also be injured when the machine rocks or grinds against them, as well as when debris or a cloud of fine particles flies into their eyes or mouth.
If you have been injured by a mineral sedimentation machinery, contact an attorney right away. Mineral sediments are often very sticky and can cause serious injuries. Your attorney can help you determine if you have any legal rights and pursue the proper compensation.