Causes of Power Tool Injuries
Power tools, if used improperly and without caution, can be extremely dangerous to the user or others in the area. The construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, understand that all construction workers need to be properly trained and fully informed about the hazards power tools can pose. The more prepared employees are about power tool safety, the more likely injuries will be prevented from occurring in the future. Employers should also be aware of their responsibility to train their employees, so employees can responsibly manage a construction site.
Reasons Power Tool Injuries Occur
All tools are made with the safety of the user in mind, but an improperly trained employee may cause severe or fatal injuries to those around them. Several situations may cause injury by power tools, including:
- Improper usage or inexperience
- Inadequate maintenance
- Improper safety equipment
- Insecure clamps/vises for tools
- Hazardous distance from operating tools
- Inadequate management or oversight of tools
- Improper storage
- Lack of hazard signs
Inform yourself or those working with power tools around you about the dangers of improper usage and maintenance to prevent injuries from occurring.
Contact the New York Construction Injury Lawyers about Power Tool Injuries
If you or someone you know has suffered an accident caused by power tools on a construction site, contact our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, for legal advice and information. Our attorneys are experienced in the field of construction site accidents and may advocate for you to get the compensation you need. Contact us today at 212-779-0057 to discuss your situation.