Amputation hazards always catch my attention, too. I just wanted to quickly share this recall information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that was issued yesterday.
Wintertime is a good time to do the heavy duty yard work because the grass isn’t growing a foot a week like it did here in Jacksonville this summer. Plus it’s nowhere near as hot and humid. Do you have a dead tree in the yard? Have you been wanting to pull out the old chain saw and bring that tree to the ground before it lands on you, your house or the neighbor’s house? Have you ever considered buying or renting a log splitter? As with any piece of power equipment, extra precaution and forethought is always a good idea when everything is working right. What happens when it breaks or has a hidden design defect?
This particular log splitter has a potential defect that could cause amputation of a finger, limb or even death.
Contact one of the experienced trial attorneys at Harrell and Harrell if you were injured by a faulty product or even if you just have questions.
Be safe and enjoy the holidays!
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As the economy worsens and employers attempt to raise production with less manpower, corners will be cut and seemingly innocent oversights will occur resulting in more dangerous work sites and conditions. Don’t become the innocent injured victim. Stay aware of your surroundings and make sure to voice your concerns to the appropriate people so catastrophic personal injury can be avoided.
The National Safety Council published some of the most common safety violations so far in 2009. Scaffolding remains the most problematic area. Whether you are working on the most basic makeshift scaffolds to high-end commercially produced products – safety awareness should be job one. A good discussion of this data can be found at “The Safety Blog“.
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