Industrial palletizers and depalletizers are machines that are used to disperse or pack materials into predetermined sizes and shapes. They are essential for the production of various products, such as automotive parts, electronic components, pharmaceuticals, and food products. These machines can handle a wide range of materials, including wood, plastic, metal, and paper. They are also very versatile and can be used in a variety of industries.
Palletizers and depalletizers use a series of rollers to move pallets around. The rollers can cause injuries if they are not properly maintained. There are three main types of injuries that can occur: back, hand, and foot.
Body injuries occur when the operator falls backwards, throwing their arms and body in the path of the rollers
Hand injuries occur when the operator catches their hand in between the rollers or between the moving pallets and the machine itself.
Foot and leg injuries occur when a person steps incorrectly on a roller or trips over a cable.
To avoid these injuries, make sure that the machine is properly maintained and that workers are properly trained. Keep an eye out for warning signs, such as excessive noise or vibrations, and take appropriate action if they appear.
If you have been injured by a palletizer or depalletizer, contact an attorney. An attorney can help you file a claim and get the compensation you deserve.