Wrapping machines are used in a variety of industrial settings, including the food and beverage industry, paper packaging, and pharmaceuticals. Wrapping machines use a combination of tension and heat to tightly wrap products. The machines can be dangerous if not operated correctly. Injuries due to wrapping machines can range from minor cuts and scrapes to more serious injuries such as amputations.
To prevent injuries, it is important to understand the anatomy of a wrapping machine and how it works. The machine consists of two sets of rollers that move in opposite directions around the product. The rollers cause the product to be tightly wound around the barrel. To install or remove a product, the operator must depress a button on the machine that disengages the rollers. If the operator does not depress the button, the rollers will continue to rotate and will cause injury.
When operating a wrapping machine, it is important to keep an eye out for warning signs that indicate there is an issue with the machine. Signs that indicate there is an issue with a machine include: excessive noise levels, incorrect speed setting, product wrapping inaccurately around barrel, or unexpected movement of product while in operation.
Wrapping machines can be hazardous if not used correctly, and they can cause serious injuries if not used properly.
Some of the most common injuries that wrapping machine operators can suffer are cuts, bruises, and lacerations. These injuries usually occur when the operator is not wearing proper safety gear, such as a face shield and gloves.
A main cause of injuries is incorrect installation of the machine. The machine can wrap around the arms and legs of the person working on the machine, causing serious injury. In some cases, the person can be trapped and die as a result. If you or someone you know is injured by an industrial wrapping machine, contact an experienced legal team to get help.