Industrial planers are used to plane and shape wood, metal, and other materials. They are also used in the manufacturing of furniture, bicycles, and other items. There are three main types of industrial planers: rotary, die-cast, and chop saws. Rotary industrial planers use a motor to turn a blade that plane the material. Die-cast industrial planers use a mold to create the blade. Chop saws use a blade that oscillates back and forth to cut the material.
There are a few types of industrial planers that can cause accidents. Machine operators need to be aware of these potential dangers and take precautions to avoid them.
Planer blade walking: Planer blades can become caught on the conveyor belt, which can cause the operator to trip and fall.
Planer blade slipping: If the blade slips from its supporting surface, it can cause injury.
Machine overload: If the machine is overloaded, the blades may start spinning too fast, which could create an accident.
Slag: Slag planer accidents occur when slag is being produced and the planer starts to vibrate, causing the slag to fall off the blade and onto the work area.
Breaks: Blade breakage accidents happen when the blade breaks while being used on the planer, often leading to serious injuries.
Kickback: Kickback accidents happen when a piece of material suddenly rebounds back and hits the operator in the face or body, causing injury.
If you have been injured by a planer, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you navigate the legal system and get the best possible compensation for your injuries.