One of the common sites at any construction site are the use of machinery, cutting blade, and nail guns. This equipment is essential to carry out the day-to-day work at any workplace involved in construction whether it is related to building roads, maintaining public spaces, or constructing office or residential spaces. While being essential, accidents involving cutting blades and nail guns are very common. These accidents may be a result of worker negligence but can often be due to faulty equipment. A construction accident attorney can help you understand these aspects in more detail.
Risks involved in using cutting blade
Saws and cutting blades are of various types including electrical blade, chain saw, and a table saw. Moreover, saws and cutting blades are used to cut a variety of material at a construction site, such as concrete, metal, wood, plastic, etc. Considering the sharpness of the blade, there are risks that a worker can sustain devastating injuries that can even lead to lifelong conditions such as amputations, lacerations. In some cases, injuries can even be fatal.
The cause of an injury due to a cutting blade is often because lack of safety features or faulty equipment. In many cases, if a safety guard is available to a worker, it can avoid serious injuries in case of an accident. At the same time, the worker should be properly trained in the safe use of a chain saw as well as its adequate maintenance. Training, provision of safety guard, and ensuring maintenance of a safety guard is the responsibility of the employer. Such failure is an OSHA violation and employer can be held responsible in case of any accident or injury.
Risks involved in using nail guns
Nail guns are a common sight at a construction site. Powered using electricity, they’re a heavy equipment that need to be used with utmost care and safety. Alongside the risk of a faulty nail gun also lies the risk of falling from a faulty ladder if a worker is using a nail gun at a height.
Similar to cutting blade accidents, nail gun accidents also occur often due to faulty equipment or lack of maintenance. Nail guns should be used after proper training. Accidents related to nail guns can cause severe injuries to a worker such as lacerations, burns, etc.
The responsibility of safe use, maintenance and training lies with the employer. Any violation is a failure to conform to OSHA’s rules and regulations.
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving nail guns or cutting blade as a result of employer negligence, you’re owed a compensation that is above and beyond the workers’ compensation. It is important that you with a construction accident attorney.
What to do if you’re injured at a work due to a cutting blade or nail gun accident?
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