Industrial construction equipment graders are some of the most dangerous machines on the job. They’re used to smooth concrete, remove rocks and debris, and create a smooth surface for building or other projects. Unfortunately, these machines can also be very dangerous if not handled properly. As the construction industry continues to grow, so does the demand for industrial construction equipment (ICE). And as ICE operators continue to use these machines in increasingly dangerous ways, they’re putting themselves and others at risk.
Common and Serious Injuries
Industrial construction equipment (ICE) graders, loaders, and compactors are some of the most dangerous machines in the workplace. While these machines are designed to move heavy loads quickly and efficiently, they can also cause serious injuries if not used properly.
The following is a list of common that can be sustained while working with ICE:
– Fractures: ICE can cause fractures in bones if the user is not properly trained or if the machine is used incorrectly.
– Cuts and lacerations: ICE can easily cause cuts and lacerations if it falls on someone or if it collides with other objects.
– Back injuries: Back injuries are one of the most common types of injury among workers around ICE machines. The excessive strain on the back from lifting heavy loads can lead to long-term pain and problems.
– Neck pain: Neck pain is another common injury among workers around ICE machines. The pressure that’s put on the cervical spine from leaning over a machine for extended periods of time can lead to discomfort and even nerve damage.
One of the more serious injuries suffered by construction workers is from being struck by a moving machine. Construction equipment graders are particularly dangerous because they move quickly and unexpectedly, and their operators often don’t have enough experience or training to safely operate them. Injuries from being struck by a machine can include spinal cord injuries, head injuries, and broken bones.
There are many things to keep in mind when working with industrial construction equipment, but one of the most important is safety. Keep your workers safe by following these guidelines:
– Only use approved parts and accessories.
– Use only the correct tools for the job.
– Wear a safety helmet, eye protection, and gloves.
– Use caution when moving heavy equipment.
To reduce the risk of injury, workers need to be aware of the dangers posed by construction equipment, and they should take precautions such as wearing safety helmets and glasses, keeping a safe distance between themselves and the machine at all times, and using appropriate safety tools. If you’re hurt while working with construction equipment, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention.
Recent Investigations and Accident Cases
In recent years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has become increasingly concerned about industrial construction equipment graders. Injuries resulting from these machines can be severe, often resulting in permanent disability or death. In this blog section, we will discuss some of the more recent investigations and accident cases involving graders.