Slotting machines are essential in the manufacturing process of many products. They are used to create screws, nuts, and other fasteners. Slotting machines cut slots into the parts that need to be fastened together. They do this by moving the parts along a fixed path and cutting slots into them. The machines are often equipped with a number of different tools that make it easy to create the required slots.
Slotting machines are a common tool in the workshop and can produce a high rate of injury. Slotted screws and nuts can become embedded in the workpiece, potentially causing serious damage.
There are two main types of slotting machine injuries: hand injuries and arm injuries.
Hand injuries occur when the operator’s hand is caught in the slots. Arm injuries occur when the arms are caught between the workpiece and the slots. Both hand and arm injuries can lead to broken bones, tendonitis, nerve compression, and other serious problems. Injuries to the fingers can be particularly dangerous, as they can cause loss of dexterity and grip strength. If you have been injured by a slotting machine, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. There is often minimal residual pain after an injury has occurred, but untreated injuries can lead to more serious complications down the line.
If you have been injured by a screw and nut slotting machine, you should contact an attorney. The injury can be serious and you may need legal help to get the compensation that you deserve. An attorney can investigate your case and provide advice on how to proceed.