Industrial moving walkways are a great way to move large objects without having to use a tractor, truck, or other large machinery. They’re also a great option for businesses that need to move large amounts of inventory quickly and efficiently. Industrial moving walkways are made from heavy-duty materials that can withstand a lot of abuse. They typically have two tracks that allow them to move in either direction, and they’re also equipped with wheels that make it easy to transport the object.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), moving walkways account for about 2% of all stairway-related accidents, but they account for about 5% of all worker injuries.
Most moving walkways injuries occur when someone trips over a cable or step while ascending or descending the walkway. Other common injuries include falls from elevated walkways and collisions with other people or objects on moving walkways.
To reduce the risk of moving walkway injuries, manufacturers recommend that designers use fall detection systems to alert workers when they are about to fall off the walkway, and that they install barriers at the top and bottom of the walkway to prevent people from falling off.
If you have been injured by a moving walkway, you should contact an attorney. The law is very specific about what constitutes negligence in this type of situation, and an attorney will be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.