Industrial rock crushing machinery is used to remove rocks from large areas. This is a critical process in many industries, including mining, construction, and manufacturing. The rocks are crushed using high-powered crushers that break them into smaller pieces. This process is necessary to extract valuable minerals and metals from the rocks.
The most common types of accidents in the rock crushing and screening industry are:
1. Overhead fall. This is the most common type of accident in the crushing and screening industry, accounting for more than 50% of all accidents. Overhead falls can happen when workers are using ladders to access equipment or when they are using a bucket attached to a crusher or screen.
2. Impact injuries. Impact injuries occur when objects, such as rocks, fall onto workers from an elevated position. They can cause serious head, arm, and leg injuries.
3. Fires. Rock crushing and screening operations are often co-located with other industrial businesses, which means that fires can frequently break out in equipment stores or workshops. Rock crushing and screening machines produce large amounts of sparks, which easily ignite flammable materials.
4. Slips and trips. Workers can also trip on debris or wet surfaces while walking around equipment or while climbing up and down ladders. These incidents often result in minor injuries, but they can also lead to serious falls if workers are not properly protected.
If you have been injured by rock crushing machinery, contact an attorney. This type of injury can be very serious and can require extensive medical care. An attorney can help you negotiate a settlement with the machine’s owner or manufacturer.