Industrial mineral separating machinery is a specialized type of equipment used in the mining and manufacturing industries to remove impurities from raw materials. This machinery can be divided into two categories: primary and secondary. Primary separation machines use physical forces to separate the different minerals while secondary separation machines use chemical or electro-mechanical methods to break down the rocks into their component elements.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), injuries from mineral separating machinery accounted for a total of 1,364 injuries in 2014. This is a huge increase from the 803 injuries recorded in 2005. The majority of these injuries (1,235) were sustained by workers who handled or operated the machines.The most common cause of these accidents is when operators do not wear proper safety gear, such as gloves, face shields, or helmets. Other causes include machines that are not properly maintained or calibrated, failure of parts to comply with safety standards, and operators moving the machines without taking proper precautions.If you are injured in a mineral separating machinery accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out if you have a claim and what steps you need to take to protect your rights.