Many of the machines used on construction sites can be very dangerous if used improperly of if they malfunction. Smashed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, blindness, and broken bones are all commonplace injuries on worksites. On average 3,000 federal citations are issued for dangerous machinery yearly.
Most of the machines with moving parts used on construction sites can be dangerous if used improperly or without proper safety precautions. Some examples include:
There are three basic areas of machines that need to be safeguarded:
Machines can make dangerous motions and actions. Some dangerous motions include
These are common movements and actions to many machines that can easily catch clothing or move a body part into a dangerous position. Again, your employer is required to remedy any hazards under OSHA and s/he fails to you may be able to file a claim.
Depending on the nature of your injury you may be able to file a claim under OSHA against your employer of against the manufacturer of the machine. An experienced construction accident lawyer can advise you on whether you have a claim under OSHA or a products liability claim.
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