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Industrial and construction conveyor belts transport materials from one end to another. Construction conveyor belts are larger, more sophisticated, and complex. Whether they move raw materials or building equipment, conveyers are a vital part of any construction site.
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Conveyor belt machines can have serious mishaps with dramatic consequences if not properly assembled or maintained. The loads can cause serious damage over time when used frequently, and although relatively simple machines, lack of maintenance can cause serious and deadly accidents.
Conveyors are one of the best productivity-enhancing tools available to warehouses, industrial facilities, and distribution centers, but conveyor injuries in the United States cost employers millions of dollars every year.
Inadequate guard rails or unguarded conveyors are a crucial safety breach that can be minimized with good training and employee awareness. Unguarded conveyor belts that exposed workers at a CVS Pharmacy to possible fractures and crushing injuries resulted in $61,575 in fines from OSHA.
Defective conveyor equipment is unproductive and dangerous. When conveyors are not running at correct speeds, accidents can result. Were you as the employee trained to avoid these situations? Were you trained to report malfunctioning conveying equipment as soon as you became aware of it?
Conveyors that are arranged hazardously can be a source of accidents. If the conveyor layout is made so that flows foot traffic into areas where people can come into contact with moving conveyors, training can help them avoid injuries. Many order pickers are in contact with conveying equipment on a frequent basis. Were you instructed to safely utilize the conveyors and how to avoid contact with them?
Another possibility is that overhead or elevated conveyors may result in conveyor belt items that fall, possibly causing injuries. To avoid this, conveyor belts should be guarded either with railings, safety netting, or other fall protection products that prevent conveyed items from falling onto people who walk beneath.
If you or a loved one has been injured or worse – died – from an unsafe conveyor belt injury or accident, we can help. Contact us for your free legal consultation. You have questions and we have answers.